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Billy, Don't Be a Hero
 
Shakedown 322
 


ID: 13575
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging CallShakedown
WEB SITEWeb site for "Shakedown" www.shakedownrecords.us
Label information
Grid list of Shakedown recordings
Copies1
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm129
Duration4:19
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Pat Carnathan
Pat Carnathan
Cue Sheet

OPENER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
The marchin' band came down along Main Street
The soldier blues fell in behind
I looked across and there I saw Billy
Waiting to go and join the line

Allemande left and weave
And with her head upon his shoulder
His young and lovely fiancee
From where I stood I saw she was cryin'
And through her tears I heard her say


FIGURE    Plus, corner progression

Heads (sides) promenade take it halfway around
Sides (Heads) pass the ocean, swing thru
Everybody extend, swing thru again
Do an acey deucey, boy run to the right,
Pass thru, wheel and deal
In the middle you pass thru, swing, all promenade now
Billy, don't be a hero,
Come back to me


MIDDLE BREAK    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
The soldier blues were trapped on a hillside
The battle raging all around
The sergeant cried, We've got to hang on, boys!
We've got to hold this piece of ground

Allemande left and weave
I need a volunteer to ride up
And bring us back some extra men
And Billy's hand was up in a moment
Forgettin' all the words she said


CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
Billy, don't be a hero,
Don't be a fool with your life
Billy, don't be a hero,
Come back and make me your wife

Allemande left and weave
And as he started to go she said,
Billy, keep your head low
Billy, don't be a hero,
Come back to me


INSTRUMENTAL TAG

Grand square
Lyrics

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Billy Don't Be A Hero
 
 

The marchin' band came down along Main Street
The soldier blues fell in behind
I looked across and there I saw Billy
Waiting to go and join the line
And with her head upon his shoulder
His young and lovely fiancee
From where I stood I saw she was cryin'
And through her tears I heard her say

Billy, don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life
Billy, don't be a hero, come back and make me your wife
And as he started to go she said, Billy, keep your head low
Billy, don't be a hero, come back to me

The soldier blues were trapped on a hillside
The battle raging all around
The sergeant cried, We've got to hang on, boys!
We've got to hold this piece of ground
I need a volunteer to ride up
And bring us back some extra men
And Billy's hand was up in a moment
Forgettin' all the words she said

She said
Billy, don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life
Billy, don't be a hero, come back and make me your wife
And as he started to go she said, Billy, keep your head low
Billy, don't be a hero, come back to me

I heard his fiancee got a letter
That told how Billy died that day
The letter said that he was a hero
She should be proud he died that way
I heard she threw that letter away

Billy, don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life
Billy, don't be a hero...

Lyrics by Peter Callander and Mitch Murray.
Recorded by Paper Lace; Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods.
 
Comments

 
Handle List
1432  Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
737 Pass The Ocean [Basic]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
472 Extend (generic) [Basic]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
123 Acey Deucey [Plus]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
1279 Wheel & Deal [Basic]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
548 Grand Square [Basic]

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