Southern Rain
Mel Tillis 1980
  (Blue Star 2131)   Marshall Flippo

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
**Sometimes my soul gets weary and my mind begins to wonder
And like that train the hummingbird it goes to Alabam

Left allemande the corner, dosado around the partner
Left allemande that corner, go weaving round that town
Southern rain, from the coast of Mississippi
Swing your own, you're gonna promenade that ring
You may not believe my story and say that I'm insane
But the closest thing to home is southern rain


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Now the head (side) two couples gonna promenade go 1/2 way around the ring
Come down the middle, do a right & left thru, turn the girl and then
A flutter wheel and now sweep 1/4 more
Then pass thru, go right & left thru, turn the girl again
Swing thru, boys trade, boys run
Tag the line, face to the left, then you promenade so fine
*You may not believe my story and say that I'm insane
But the closest thing to home is southern rain


*I can't dip into Jordan seven times to ease the pain

**Now homesick is the feeling that a body can't get over

**Now home is where the heart is and mine is down in Dixie

**When you go down to Dixie your heading for higher ground

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