Birth Of Rock And Roll
Roy Orbison 1985
  (Quadrille 847)   Larry Jackson

OPENER    Basic

Four ladies promenade get once around the ring
Get on back and swing that man and everybody swing
Join all your hands, circle left get around that ring
Left allemande and weave around that ring
I was there when it happened
Swing that girl around and promenade on down
I was there when it happened
When Memphis gave birth to rock and roll


FIGURE    Plus, corner progression

Head two couples square thru and rock it 4 and go
Meete your corner lady there and do a dosado
Swing thru, it's two by two, and boys run to the right
1/2 tag, scoot back, go in and out you do
Boys run, slide thru, single circle, rear back
Swing that girl around and promenade on down
I was there when it happened
When Memphis gave birth to rock and roll


MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

A cat named Elvis be-bopped in to Sun right off the street
Sang blue moon of old K.Y. and did it with a brand new beat
I guess he saw him a sleepin' world and out there by surprise
Jacked 'em up, wrang 'em out and hung 'em out to dry

Four ladies promenade get once around that ring
Well get on back and swing and promenade I sing
I was there when it happened
When Memphis gave birth to rock and roll


CLOSER    Basic

Some called it Devil's music, others said it wouldn't last long
31 years since we started shakin', proves somebody was wrong
In 64 the Beatles and the 4 were Rock and Roll's best friend
The Beatles and the Stones took the old beat home
And the world went crazy again

4 ladies promenade get once around that ring
Well get on back and swing and promenade I sing
I was there when it happened
When Memphis gave birth to rock and roll

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