Bed Of Roses
The Statler Brothers 1971
  (Bogan 1325)   Tim Ploch

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

4 ladies chain across that ring now
You roll away and circle left you know
4 ladies roll away, you circle left that way
Left allemande and weave the ring
*She found me outside one Sunday morning
Dosado and promenade
She took me in and wiped away my childhood
A woman of the street this lady, Rose


FIGURE    Plus, corner progression

Heads square thru and count me 4 hands
Around the corner do a dosado, make a wave
Do a linear cycle now, go walking around somehow
Slide thru and then go right & left thru
Pass to the center, square thru 3 now for the band
Swing that corner lady round and promenade the land
This bed of Rose's where I'm living
Is the only kind of life I understand


FIGURE (ALTERNATE)    Mainstream, corner progression

Those sides square thru and count me 4 hands
Around the corner do a dosado
Touch 1/4 then, scoot back around my friend
Boys run and then go right & left thru
Send her dixie style, you make a wave and then
Boys cross fold, swing that corner, promenade the land
This bed of Rose's where I'm living
Is the only kind of life I understand


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*And I learned all the things that a man should know
But she died knowing that I really loved her
Off life's bramble bush, I picked a Rose


CLOSER    Basic

4 ladies chain across that ring now
You roll away and circle left you know
4 ladies roll away, you circle left that way
Left allemande and weave the ring
She found me outside one Sunday morning
Taking money from a man I didn't know
She took me in and wiped away my childhood
A woman of the street this lady, Rose

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