All join hands and circle leftto 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
CLOSER (ALTERNATE) C4
Sides facegrand 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.)
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