Allemande left your corner, do a daisy chain Go forward two, right and left, turn back one and then Old Aunt Jemina, she's past eighty three Shoutin' out so full of pep, watch your step, watch your step *One legged Joe hoppin' round on his toe *Throws away his crutches and hollerspromeno For it's hail, hail the gang's all here At the Alabama Jubilee
*Old Parson Brown jumpin' round like a clown *Waves his parson's collar, promenade around
FIGURE Basic, corner progression
Allemande your corner, turn a right around your own Four ladies promenadeonce around you roam Partner box the gnat, four men promenade One time around, dosado now with your maid Corner lady swing, round and round Left allemande new corner, promenade around For it's hail, hail the gang's all here At 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.