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Casey Jones / Sweetest Gal In Town
MacGregor 8225
 
    
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Casey Jones / Sweetest Gal In Town
 
ID: 13086

LabelMacGregor
Label information
Grid list of MacGregor recordings
Number8225
TypeSinging Call (two vocals)
Copies1
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
Fenton Jones (picture)     recordings by Fenton Jones

Fenton Jones

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Old Call(s)
Cue Sheet side A

BREAK    Basic

Now you allemande left with the old left hand
Partners right, a right & left grand
Hand over hand till you meet your maid
Take her hand, we'll promenade
Promenade your pretty little lady
Listen to the engine's moan
Get back home and swing your baby
The man at the throttle is Casey Jones


FIGURE   

Now 1 & 3 lead to the right, circle up 4 with all your might
Circle up 4 and here we go, break it all up with a do-ci-do*
Partners left, left hand around, opposites right, right hand around
Partners left, turn 'em around, circle up 4 when you come down
The head gents break, form 2 lines
Go forward and back, you're doin' fine
Eight to the center, a right hand star
Back by the left, but not too far
**Blow the whistle, shovel in the coal
Around the bend, make the drivers roll
The ladies roll back, pass your own
Swing the next old Casey Jones


SEQUENCE: (Break, figure for head couples, break, figure for head couples, break, figure for side couples, break, figure for side couples, break)

*Do-ci-do: from a circle of 4.
California style: At the call of "break it all up with a do-ci-do",
the ladies cross over, passing left shoulders, then execute a right face
twirl and face their partners, extending left hands to their partner's
left hands. All walking forward, the gents pull their partners by and
extend their right hands to the right hand of the opposite lady, walking
a full turn around her, then returning to their partners, the gents
wheel the ladies around (CCW) into position.

Texas style: Same execution as explained above, except the ladies do not cross over.
The gents catch their partners by the left hand immediately on the call of do-ci-do.
This is another one of the older figures of square dancing and should never be allowed
to fade out of our present modern day square dance.

**On the call of Blow The Whistle, Shovel In The Coal, the dancers place their
right hands on the left shoulder of the person in front of them, then place their
left hands on the left elbow of the person in front of them. Turning the left arms
in a revolving motion, the dancers execute a scooting step (as if on a scooter)
moving forward (CCW). It's a lot of fun calling ding, ding, toot, toot, as they
roll the big locomotive down the track with Casey Jones at the throttle!

 
Cue Sheet side B

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK   

Walk all around your left hand lady
See saw round your pretty little baby
Join your hands, let's circle round the floor
The first old gent, it's up to you
An ox-bow loop*, let's take 'em thru
Pull 'em thru, now don't be slow
Walk on your heel and on your toe
Straighten 'em out, you're facing in
Circle left, you're gone again
Allemande left all just one
Promenade your honeybun
Hey, promenade Miss Betsy Brown
Take her home, we'll settle down
And swing with the sweetest gal in town


FIGURE   

1 & 3 stand back to back
Your corners right, you box the gnat
The new head couples trail thru
U-turn back, pass thru
Separate around two more
Hook on the ends, two lines of 4
Forward 8, come back that way
Whirlaway with a 1/2 sashay
Pass thru, all turn right
Single file with all your might
Gals roll back, pass one man
Promenade with Dapper Dan
Promenade Miss Betsy Brown
Take her home to settle down
And swing with the sweetest gal in town

*Ox-bow loop: Without breaking hand holds, the #1 gent arches his left arm
and backing under his own left arm, he ducks between #4 lady and #4 gent. He stands
back to back with #4 gent and pulls the other dancers through until all are facing
the center of the set. (This is a lot of fun and is one of the older type figures
that has been enjoyed so much in the past.) #4 gent will duck between the #3 couple.

 
Lyrics

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.

The Ballad Of Casey Jones Lyrics ID: 762

Come all you rounders that want to hear
The story of a brave engineer.
Casey Jones was the rounder's name,
On a six eight wheeler, boys, he won his fame.
The caller called Casey at half past four,
He kissed his wife at the station door,
He mounted to the cabin with the orders in his hand,
And he took his farewell trip to that promised land.
Casey Jones mounted to his cabin,
Casey Jones with his orders in his hand
Casey Jones mounted to his cabin,
And he took his farewell trip to that promised land.

When he pulled up that Reno hill,
He whistled for the crossing with an awful shrill;
The switchman knew by the engine's moan
That the man at the throttle was Casey Jones.
He looked at his water and his water was low;
He looked at his watch and his watch was slow;
He turned to his fireman and this is what he said,
Boy, we're going to reach Frisco, but we'll all be dead.
Casey Jones - going to reach Frisco
Casey Jones - but we'll all be dead,
Casey Jones - going to reach Frisco,
We're going to reach Frisco, but we'll all be dead.

So turn on your water and shovel in your coal,
Stick your head out the window, watch those drivers roll;
I'll drive her till she leaves the rail,
For I'm eight hours late by that Western Mail.
When he was within six miles of the place,
There number four stared him straight in the face.
He turned to his fireman, said Jim you'd better jump,
For there're two locomotives that are going to bump.
Casey Jones - two locomotives,
Casey Jones - going to bump,
Casey Jones - two locomotives,
There're two locomotives that are going to bump.

Casey said just before he died,
There're two more roads I would like to ride.
The fireman said, Which ones can they be?
Oh the Northern Pacific and the Santa Fe.
Mrs. Jones sat at her bed a-sighing
Just to hear the news that her Casey was dying.
Hush up children, and quit your cryin',
For you've got another poppa on the Salt Lake Line.
Casey Jones - got another poppa.
Casey Jones - on the Salt Lake Line.
Casey Jones - got another poppa.
For you've got another poppa on the Salt Lake Line.

Composed by Eddie Newton.
Lyrics by Wallace Saunders, Casey Jones' engine wiper.
 

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