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Thunder Road
Rebel 108
 
    
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Thunder Road
 
ID: 13331
   Instrumental  

LabelRebel
WEB SITE www.squaredancemusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Rebel recordings
Number108
TypeSinging Call
Copies1
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
Jerry Vance    
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Walk all around the corner, come back dopaso
Partner left, corner right, partner left you know
Allemande thar, the boys back in, back on down the line
Slip the clutch, left allemande then weave the ring
Thunder, thunder over thunder road
Dosado your partner and promenade on home
Moonshine, moonshine to quench the devil's thirst
The law, they swore they'd get him
But the devil got him first


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

1 & 3 (2 & 4) you promenade halfway around the square
Come down the middle with a right & left thru and turn that lady there
You flutter wheel and go, sweep 1/4 more
Pass thru, right & left thru, turn the girl once more
Dive in, square thru 3/4 round you go
Swing your corner round then promenade on home
Moonshine, moonshine to quench the devil's thirst
The law, they swore they'd get him
But the devil got him first


FIGURE (ALTERNATE)   

Heads (sides) pass the ocean, then ping pong circulate
Extend the tag, and swing thru, boys you run to the right
Wheel & deal and then do a right & left thru you know
Dosado, make an ocean wave and now explode load the boat
Thunder, thunder over thunder road
Pass thru, trade by, swing and promenade
Moonshine, moonshine to quench the devil's thirst
The law, they swore they'd get him
But the devil got him first


TAG

The law, they swore they'd get him
But the devil got him first

 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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Ballad Of Thunder Road Lyrics ID: 2944

Now let me tell the story, I can tell it all
About the mountain boy who ran illegal alcohol
His daddy made the whiskey, the son he drove the load
And when his engine roared, they called the highway Thunder Road

Sometimes into Ashville, sometimes Memphis town
The revenuers they chased him but they couldn't run him down
Each time they thought they had him, his engine would explode
And he'd go by like they were standin' still on Thunder Road

And there was thunder, thunder over Thunder Road
Thunder was his engine, and white lightning was his load
And there was moonshine, moonshine, quench the devil's thirst
The law they swore they'd get him, but the devil got him first

On the first of April, Nineteen fifty-four
A federal man sent word he'd better make his run no more
He said two hundred agents were coverin' the state
Whichever road he tried to take, they'd get him sure as fate

Son, his Daddy told him, make this run your last
Your tank is filled with hundred-proof, you're all tuned up and gassed
Now, don't take any chances, and if you can't get through
I'd rather have you back again than all that mountain dew

And there was thunder, thunder over Thunder Road
Thunder was his engine, and white lightning was his load
And there was moonshine, moonshine, quench the devil's thirst
The law they swore they'd get him, but the devil got him first

Roarin' out of Harlan, revvin' up his mill
He shot the gap at Cumberland and screamed by Maynordville
With G-men on his taillight, and roadblocks up ahead
The mountain boy took roads that even Angels fear to tread

Blazing right through Knoxville, out on Kingston Pike
Then right outside of Bearden, there they made the fatal strike
He left the road at 90; that's all there is to say
The devil got the moonshine and the mountain boy that day

And there was thunder, thunder over Thunder Road
Thunder was his engine, and white lightning was his load
And there was moonshine, moonshine, quench the devil's thirst
The law they never got him, cause the devil got him first
The law they never got him, cause the devil got him first

Lyrics by Don Raye and Robert Mitchum.
Recorded by Robert Mitchum; Jim & Jesse; others.
 

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