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Swinging On A Star
Buckskin 1230
 
    
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Swinging On A Star
 
Buckskin 1230
 


ID: 1529
   Instrumental  
   Vocal  

TypeSinging Call
Label information
Grid list of Buckskin recordings
Copies2
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Ray Taylor
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
Would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar

The men star right from where you are
Left allemande, weave the ring
So you see, it's all up to you
Dosado and promenade
You could be better off than you are
You could be swinging on a star


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads (sides) promenade, travel half way around
Into the middle and square thru 4
Make a right hand star with the outside two and turn it 'round
Heads (sides) star left in the middle to the same two
You square thru go three
Trade by, swing the corner, promenade
And you could be better off than you are
You could be swinging on a star


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You could be swinging on a star
 
Lyrics

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Swinging On A Star
 
 

Oh, would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a mule?

A mule is an animal with long funny ears
He kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny and his brain is weak
He's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak

And by the way, if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule

Or would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a pig?

A pig is an animal with dirt on its face
Its shoes are a terrible disgrace
He has no manners when he eats his food
He's fat and lazy and extremely rude

But if you don't care a feather or a fig
You may grow up to be a pig

Or would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a fish?

A fish won't do anything but swim in a brook
He can't write his name or read a book
To fool the people is his only thought
Yeah, but even though he's slippery he still gets caught

But then if that sort of life is what you wish
You may grow up to be a fish

And all the monkeys aren't in the zoo
Every day you meet quite a few
So you see, it's all up to you
You can be better than you are
You could be swinging on a star

Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen.
Lyrics by Johnny Burke.
Recorded by Bing Crosby with the Williams Brothers.
 

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Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
1875 5/4 (fraction)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
1505 Step Ahead
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
2043 Special Star 1 (8CT to DPT)
1442 Center(s) IDENTIFIER
630 Left (used as Mirror) CONCEPT
2044 Special Star 2 (Facing to UTB)
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1481 3 (number)
1177 Trade By [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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