Sides face, grand square You ought to see Deacon Jones when he rattles his bones Ol' Colonel Brown foolin' round like a clown And there's Miss Virginia who's past 83 Shoutin' out full of pep, Four ladies promenade the set One-legged Joe dancin' round on his toe You swing and promenade and holler "let her go" Singing hail, hail, the gang's all here For the Alabama Jubilee
FIGURE Mainstream, corner progression
Heads square thru in the middle of the ring You get four hands you go When you meet the outside two, go right & left thru And turn you know You pass thru, trade by, touch 1/4 now Scoot back, come on boys, boys run right around the girls You star thru and pass thru and trade by and swing You swing and promenade go walking, talking round the ring We're singing hail, hail, the gang's all here For the Alabama Jubilee
MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER Basic
Walk around your corner lady, see saw your girl Men star right in the middle, one time around the world Star promenade your lady, walk her right along Girls roll back, left allemande, weave the ring Now ain't it grand One-legged Joe dancin' round on his toe You swing and promenadeand holler "let her go" Singing hail, hail, the gang's all here For the Alabama Jubilee
For the Alabama Jubilee
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Hear the darkies tunin' up, the fun begins
Come this way, don't delay
Better hurry, honey dear, or you'll be missin'
Music sweet, ragtime treat
Goes right to your head and trickles to your feet
It's a reminder, a memory finder
Of nights down in old Alabam'
Hear that flute, it's a beaut'
And the tunes it's tootin', Tootsie, ain't they cute?
Let's begin, it's a sin
To be missin' all this syncopated music!
Oh, you Jane, once again
Give your legs some exercise to that refrain
Boy, that's what makes me so dreamy and takes me
Back home to my old Alabam'
You ought to see Deacon Jones when he rattles the bones
Old Parson Brown foolin' 'round like a clown
Aunt Jemima, who is past eighty-three
Shouting "I'm full of pep!
Watch yo' step, watch yo' step!"
One-legged Joe danced around on his toe
Threw away his crutch and hollered
"Let her go!"
Oh, honey hail, hail, the gang's all here
For an Alabama Jubilee
Composed by George Cobb. Lyrics by Jack Yellen. Recorded by Robert Crumb, Merle Travis, the Skillet Lickers, Chet Atkins, Hank Snow, and many others.