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Shanty Town
Scope 644

ID: 12722

TypeSinging CallScope
Label information
Grid list of Scope recordings
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Media45 rpm vinyl

Don Pfister
Don Pfister
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Old Call(s)
Cue Sheet


All join hands and circle left to old Shanty Town
The roof is so slanted it touches the ground

Left allemande the corner, turn the partner right
The men star by the left and you turn it round the ring
Turn thru when you meet the partner, go left allemande
Swing with the partner, promenade around the land
There's a queen waitin' there with her silvery hair
At a shanty in old Shanty Town

FIGURE    C4, R-H lady progression

Head two pair do the right & left thru and then you rollaway
Move up to the middle and back, star thru there I say
Do a dosado the corner and then you curlique
Scoot back go two by two and the boys run around the girl
Square thru 3/4 and you go left allemande
Walk by one, swing the next and promenade
There's a queen waitin' there with her silvery hair
At a shanty in old Shanty Town


Sides face grand spin
There's a shanty in the town by a little plot of ground
Where the green grass goes all around and around
And it looks so worn, so badly town, it tumbles to the ground
Just a tumble down shack, by the old railroad track
Like a millionaire's mansion, keeps calling me back
I'd be just as sassy as Hallie Selasie, if it were a king wouldn't mean a thing
Put your boots on tall, see the writing on the wall
Wouldn't mean a thing, not a doggone thing
There's a queen waiting there in a rocking chair
Just blowing her top on a can of beer
And a working on down and a trucking on down
I gotta get back to my Shanty Town


My shanty in old Shanty Town

(Note: Before using the optional closer please make sure that your
dancers can do the Grand Spin without the benefit of the "Grand Colonel
Spin" music. Many dancers equate the two and will not separate them.)

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.
Recorded by Ted Lewis and His Band; Johnny Long; many others.

Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
2055 Turn Partner Right (Right Allemande)
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1245 Turn Thru [Mainstream]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
880 Rollaway (With A Half Sashay) [Basic]
519 Forward & Back [Basic]
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
375 Curlique [C4]
915 Scoot Back [Mainstream]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1481 3 (number)
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]
2061 Grand Spin

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07-June-2020 10:10:42
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