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Shanty Town
Big Mac 97
 
    
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Shanty Town
 
Big Mac 97
 


ID: 10740
   Instrumental  

TypeSinging Call
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Grid list of Big Mac recordings
Copies3
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
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Media45 rpm vinyl
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Circle left
All join hands and circle left to old shanty town
The roof is so slanted it touches the ground

Allemande left your corner, turn partner by the right
Men star by the left hand, turn it once around tonight
Turn thru with your partner and you go left allemande
Swing with your lady then promenade the land
There's a queen waiting there with her silvery hair
In a shanty in old shanty town


FIGURE    Mainstream, no progression

Head two couples square thru 4 hands around you go
Around that corner lady there do a little dosado
Spin chain thru, that's what you do...girls circulate go two
Take your time...when you're there, turn thru you know
Left allemande the corner, walk right by your own
Swing the next little lady, promenade her home
There's a queen waiting there with her silvery hair
In a shanty in old shanty town


CLOSER (ALTERNATE)   

Sides face grand square
There's a shanty in the town by a little plot of ground
Where the green grass grows all around and around
And it looks so worn, so badly torn, it tumbles to the ground
Just a tumble-down shack by the railroad track
Like a millionaire's mansion, calling me back
I'd be just as sassy as Hallie Selasie
If I were a king, it wouldn't mean a thing

4 ladies gonna chain straight across that old ring
Turn and chain 'em right back home and promenade
Working on down, trucking on down
Gotta get back to my shanty town
My shanty in old shanty town


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My shanty in old shanty town
 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
subject to all U.S. copyright laws and remain property of their respective owners.

In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
 
 

I'm up in the world,
But I'd give the world to be where I used to be,
A heavenly nest,
Where I rest the best,
Means more than the world to me.

It's only a shanty
In old Shanty Town
The roof is so slanty it touches the ground.
But my tumbled down shack by an old railroad track,
Like a millionaire's mansion is calling me back.

I'd give up a palace if I were a king.
It's more than a palace, it's my everything.
There's a queen waiting there with a silvery crown
In a shanty in old Shanty Town.

Lyrics by Joe Young, Little Jack Little, and John Siras. 

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Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
2055 Turn Partner Right (Right Allemande)
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1670 4/4 (fraction)
1245 Turn Thru [Mainstream]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
429 Dosado [Basic]
1013 Spin Chain Thru [Mainstream]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
242 Circulate [Basic]
1245 Turn Thru [Mainstream]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1728 Walk By (n)
1479 1 (number)
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

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