Bluetail Fly
Bob Atcher; Pete Seeger; many others 1844
  (Square L 102)   Melton Luttrell

OPENER   

Honor your partner and your corner too
Sashay your partner halfway through
Bow to the girl to the right of you
And resashay, that's what you do
Allemande left with your left hand
A right to your honey, go right & left grand
Every other girl and every other guy
Promenade home with the bluetail fly
Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care
Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care

Swing your little honey when you get there
My massa's gone away


FIGURE   

1st and 3rd bow and swing
Lead right out to the right of the ring
*Lady round the lady and the gent follow
Ladies hook in the middle with a right elbow
Gent around the gent with the lady in tow

Gents hook in the middle with a left elbow
Pick up the girl you call your own

Star promenade till you get back home
Spread that star across the set
Gents back out the girls chain left
Turn her boys, you're not through yet
Promenade around with a brand new pet
Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care
Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care

Swing your little honey when you get there
My massa's gone away


MIDDLE BREAK   

Side two couples go right & left thru
Head two couples 1/2 square thru
Split the sides and separate
And everybody swing your date
Allemande left with your left hand
A right to your honey go right & left grand
Every other girl and every other guy
Promenade home with the bluetail fly
Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care
Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care

Swing your little honey when you get there
My massa's gone away


CLOSER    Basic, corner progression

Honor your partner and your corner miss
Toss that opposite girl a kiss
Wave at the girl on the old right wall
And swing your little honey cause that's not all
Allemande left with your left hand
A right to your honey go right & left grand
Every other girl and every other guy
Promenade home with the bluetail fly
Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care
Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care

Swing your little honey when you get there
My massa's gone away

(*Notes on figure: The gent follows his partner through the side couples and
around the lady; ladies elbow swing in center and then follow partner through
same couple and around gent. Girls stay home as gents turn with a left elbow
once in the center.)

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