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City Lights
Quadrille 894
 
    
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City Lights
 
Quadrille 894
 


ID: 10897
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.squaredancemusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Quadrille recordings
Copies2
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Bob Huff
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
* A bright array of city lights
As far as I can see

Left allemande, you do a dosado
Left allemande, weave the ring
Wind in and out and you meet your girl
Swing and promenade her tonight
It's just a place to run and hide
Behind those city lights


ALTERNATE LYRICS

* The world was dark and God made stars
To brighten up the nights


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads (sides) promenade, go halfway
Sides (heads) do a right & left thru
Square thru 4 hands round you know
Eight chain 5 you go
The cabarets and honky tonks
Left allemande, promenade
It's just a place to lose yourself
In the glow of city lights


TAG

I just can't say I love you
To a string of city lights
 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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City Lights
 
 

A bright array of city lights
As far as I can see
The great white way shines through the night
For lonely guys like me

The cabarets and honky tonks
Their flashing signs invite
A broken heart to lose itself
In the glow of city lights

Lights that say forget her name
In a glass of sherry wine
Lights that offer other girls
For empty arms like mine

They paint a pretty picture
Of a world that's gay and bright
But it's just a mask of loneliness
Behind those city lights

The world was dark and God made stars
To brighten up the night
Did the God who put those stars above
Make those city lights?

Did He make a place for men to cry
When things don't turn out right
Are we just supposed to run and hide
Behind those city lights

Lights that say forget her love
In a different atmosphere
Lights that lure are nothing
But a masquerade for tears

They paint a pretty picture
But my arms can't hold them tight
And I just can't say I love you
To a street of city lights

Lyrics by Bill Anderson.
Recorded by Ray Price; Mickey Gilley; Jerry Lee Lewis; many others.
 
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Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
121 Eight Chain (Thru|n) [Mainstream]
1483 5 (number)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

ID: 10897
   
   
   
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