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Shanty Town
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Shanty Town
ID: 12722

Label information
Grid list of Scope recordings
TypeSinging Call
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Media45 rpm vinyl
Don Pfister (picture)     recordings by 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 Lyrics ID: 735

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. 



ID: 12722
    last modified: 2014-05-08 at 10:36:15
23-July-2019 01:17:54
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