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This Old Riverboat
FTC 32040
 
    
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This Old Riverboat
 
FTC 32040
 


ID: 13478
   Instrumental  

TypeSinging Call
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Media45 rpm vinyl
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Join hands and circle, *that river boat's a-waiting
All aboard it's time to go

Well you walk around the corner lady, see saw your own
Men star right go once around that ring
Allemande the corner, come back a right & left grand
Hand over hand go, meet your partner turn thru
Left allemande, come swing and promenade
You promenade her as up the river we go


ALTERNATE LYRICS

Join hands and circle, *we're churnin' muddy water
Hold her steady as we go


Join hands and circle, *we're sailing up the river
Easy now don't go aground


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Head pair you square thru, go walking around that river
Meet the sides and do the right & left thru
Do a dosado, go back to back, make an ocean wave and then
Those girls trade and the girls run
Tag the line, face to the right with a wheel & deal, come on around
And then you pass to the center and square thru 3/4 around
And then you swing that corner, gonna promenade that land
You promenade her **as up the river we go


ALTERNATE LYRICS

**I see that riverboat, so

TAG

Just bow to the partner, corner too
That's it, we're through

 
Lyrics

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This Ol' Riverboat
 
 

This ol' riverboat walkin up the river
Keep her steady as you go
Heave the lead and pay the line
Now we're markin' on the twine
Four fathoms below
Way up the river we go.

This ol' riverboat walkin' by the levee
Keep her steady as you go
Think I hear the captain say,
Full ahead we're on our way
Three fathoms below
Way up the river we go.

Keep on a-movin' gotta beat ol' Dixie
Or we'll come back empty I know
Way down the river I can hear her whistle blow.

This ol' riverboat churnin' muddy water
Ease er' down and take it slow
Can't you hear that rumblin' sound
Lord, I think we've run aground
No fathoms below
You'd better pray it ain't so.

Oh, we're muckin' bottom, and here comes ol' Dixie
Singin' who's got that cotton to sell?
Ah, but when she's passin'
We're risin' high on her swell.

We're on the move again.

These two riverboats, racin' up the river,
Then ol' Dixie runs aground
There she stands high and dry,
And we're walkin' right on by
I can see the lights of town
We're gonna roll that cotton down

Oh, this ol' riverboat's seen a lot of water
Lot of cotton, you can bet.
You can ask anyone you meet,
And they'll say she can't be beat.
She ain't never been yet.
Can't you hear her whistle blow.
Way up the river we go.

Walkin' up the river we go;
Up and down the river we go.

Walkin' up the river we go;
Up and down the river we go.

Lyrics by Randy Sparks.
Recorded by New Christy Minstrels.
 

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