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Old Man River
Grenn 12403
 
    
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Old Man River
 
Grenn 12403
 


ID: 16351

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TypeSinging Call
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MediaMP3
Artist(s)

Brian Hotchkies
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Cue Sheet

OPENER    Basic, R-H lady progression

Circle to the left
Old man river, that old man river
Men star right now, one time around somehow
Allemande left and then grand right & left
It's hand in hand until you meet her once again
Turn your partner by the right, left allemande tonight
Come on back one and then, promenade around the ring
That old man river, he just keeps rolling along


FIGURE (1 & 4)    Mainstream, corner progression

Sides face, grand square
You and me, we sweat and strain
Body all aching, and wracked with pain
Tote that barge, lift that bail
Get a little drunk

Heads (sides) square thru you know
Four hands around the set, hey now the corner swing
Swing that lady fair, promenade around the square
That old man river, he just keeps rolling along
Rolling along


FIGURE (2 & #)   

Heads (sides) right & left thru you know
Same couples square thru four hands around
Sides (heads) face, grand square - go
Head (side) couples cloverleaf
Heads (sides) come into the middle of the ring
Star thru, then pass thru, allemande left
Go back and dosado the partner now
Swing the corner girl, promenade around that world
That old man river, he just keeps rolling along
* Rolling along

(* Use at end of Fig. #3: Sides (or Heads) face grand square)


MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER   

(Well those) Four ladies chain across, turn a little girl and you don't get lost
Join up your hands, circle to the left around the ring and then
Allemande left your corner, turn the partner by the right
Men star by the left, straight across, turn the opposite lady by the right
Then allemande left, come back
Swing your lady fair, promenade around the square
That old man river, he just keeps rolling along
Rolling along

 
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.

Old Man River
 
 

Dere's an ol' man called de Mississippi
Dat's de ol' man dat I'd like to be!
What does he care if de world's got troubles?
What does he care if de land ain't free?

Ol' man river,
Dat ol' man river
He mus' know sumpin'
But don't say nuthin',
He jes' keeps rollin',
He keeps on rollin' along.

He don't plant taters,
He don't plant cotton,
An' dem dat plants 'em
Is soon forgotten,
But ol' man river,
He jes' keeps rollin' along.

You an' me, we sweat an' strain,
Body all achin' an' racked wid pain,
Tote dat barge!
Lift dat bale!
Git a little drunk
An' you land in jail.

Ah gits weary
An' sick of tryin'
Ah'm tired of livin'
An' skeered of dyin',
But ol' man river,
He jes' keeps rolling' along.

Colored folks work on de Mississippi,
Colored folks work while de white folks play,
Pullin' dose boats from de dawn to sunset,
Gittin' no rest till de judgement day.

Don't look up
An' don't look down,
You don' dast make
De white boss frown.
Bend your knees
An' bow your head,
An' pull dat rope
Until you'z dead.

Let me go 'way from the Mississippi,
Let me go 'way from de white man boss;
Show me dat stream called de river Jordan,
Dat's de ol' stream dat I long to cross.

Ol' man river,
Dat ol' man river,
He mus' know sumpin'
But don't say nuthin'
He jes' keeps rollin'
He keeps on rollin' along.

Long ol' river forever keeps rollin' on...

He don' plant tater,
He don' plant cotton,
An' dem dat plants 'em
Is soon forgotten,
But ol' man river,
He jes' keeps rollin' along.

Long ol' river keeps hearing dat song.
You an' me, we sweat an' strain,
Body all achin an' racked wid pain.
Tote dat barge!
Lift dat bale!
Git a little drunk
An' you land in jail.

Ah, gits weary
An' sick of tryin'
Ah'm tired of livin'
An' skeered of dyin',
But ol' man river,
He jes' keeps rollin' along!

Composed by Jerome Kern.
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
 

Comments

 
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]
1356 Right & Left Grand [Basic]
2055 Turn Partner Right (Right Allemande)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1700 Corner IDENTIFIER
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1709 Same IDENTIFIER
149 As (A) Couple(s) CONCEPT [A1]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
251 Cloverleaf [Mainstream]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1505 Step Ahead
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1700 Corner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
2055 Turn Partner Right (Right Allemande)
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1488 1/2 (fraction)
2055 Turn Partner Right (Right Allemande)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

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