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TNT 332
 
    
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Jacket River
TNT 332
 


ID: 17094
   Instrumental  
   Vocal  

TypeSinging Call
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MediaMP3
Artist(s)
Gardner Patton (picture)     recordings by Gardner Patton

Gardner Patton

Cue Sheet

OPENER    Mainstream

Sides face grand square
I was passing by the Winfield Hotel one Saturday night
Ringin' that ol go to meetin' bell
When my ears picked up what sounded like the makin's of a fight
Comin' from the bar in the hotel

Heads face grand square
Just about that time the door swung wide and soaked in beer and sweat
A dozen lumber jacks came out to play
I was somewhere near the age of 10 but I did not forget
Those words I heard big Sherman Becker say

Allemande left, weave
Hold my coat, gimme a rock, I'm from Jacket River
I can bring a grizzly to its knees
, promenade
Hold my coat, gimme a rock, I'm from Jacket River
That rough and rowdy life was made for me


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Sides (Heads) promenade halfway around the ring
Heads (Sides) right & left thru, you turn your girl
Sides (Heads) square thru four hands around you go
Eight chain 4
Swing number five then promenade
Hold my coat, gimme a rock, I'm from Jacket River
That rough and rowdy life was made for me


MIDDLE BREAK    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
I was driven' truck and haulin' gravel down to Pea Haul's place
At seventeen I was some kind of sight
But Raymond Fenwick never should have called me baby face
I spoke these words then I turned out his lights

Allemande left, weave
Hold my coat, gimme a rock, I'm from Jacket River
I can bring a Grizzly to its knees, promenade
Hold my coat, gimme a rock, I'm from Jacket River
That rough and rowdy life was made for me


CLOSER    Mainstream

Heads face, grand square
I was twenty one and Betty Hanson was my favorite queen
I looked at her with eyes that did adore
We were dancin' when some loud mouth started sayin' things obscene
I warned him once and laid him on the floor

Allemande left, weave
Hold my coat, gimme a rock, I'm from Jacket River
I can bring a Grizzly to its knees

Swing and promenade
Hold my coat, gimme a rock, I'm from Jacket River
That rough and rowdy life was made for me


TAG

Allemande left
Swing
That rough and rowdy life was made for me

 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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Jacket River Lyrics ID: 3851

I was passin' by the Winfield Hotel one Saturday night
Ringin' that ol' go-to-meetin' bell
When my ears picked up what sounded like the makin's of a fight
Comin' from the bar in the hotel

Just about that time the door swung wide and soaked in beer and sweat
A dozen lumberjacks came out to play
I was somewhere round the age of ten but I did not forget
Those words I heard big Sherman Becker say:

Hold my coat. Gimme a rock. I'm from Jacket River
I can bring a grizzly to its knees
Hold my coat. Gimme a rock. I'm from Jacket River
That rough and rowdy life was made for me

I was drivin' truck and haulin' gravel down to Pea Haul's place
At seventeen I was some kind of sight
But Raymond Fenwick never should have called me "baby face"
I spoke these words, then I turned out his lights

Hold my coat. Gimme a rock. I'm from Jacket River
I can bring a grizzly to its knees
Hold my coat. Gimme a rock. I'm from Jacket River
That rough and rowdy life was made for me

I was twenty-one and Betty Hanson was my favorite queen
I looked at her with eyes that did adore
We were dancin' when some loudmouth started sayin' things obscene
I warned him once, then laid him on the floor

Hold my coat. Gimme a rock. I'm from Jacket River
I can bring a grizzly to its knees
Hold my coat. Gimme a rock. I'm from Jacket River
That rough and rowdy life was made for me

Hold my coat. Gimme a rock. I'm from Jacket River
That rough and rowdy life was made for me

Lyrics by Ray Griff.
Recorded by Ray Griff.
 

Comments

The Choreography – This dance was originally created to show that doing a Grand
Square does not have to be boring. You CAN do two Grand Squares back to back. You
CAN fractionalize the Grand Square to provide variety but the dancers better not be
behind or ahead of the music. You CAN have different dancers face at the beginning.
However the original figure I used was too hard for dancers to do without prior
instruction so I've made the main figure a standard application figure and made the
fractionalized Grand Square the alternate figure as shown below. Counting the steps in the fractionalized figure helps dancers determine whether they are doing a full Grand Square or a fractionalized one. Also since dancers are sashayed after the 8 step Grand Square, you have to emphasize they are facing out after the sashayed slide thru.

The Cue Sheet – I have included phrased cue sheets (below) to help callers with the
phrasing but feel free to make changes to suit your dancers.

The Music – Since an extended story is told in the introduction, an extra 32 beats have been added just to the introduction to make this possible. Thus the opener has 96 beats followed by the standard 6 groups of 64 beats. Be warned.

The Composer – Ray Griff (1940-2016) was an award winning Canadian singer/song writer who spent much of his career in Nashville. He wrote over 2,000 songs. More than 700 were sung by famous country singers such as Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, Jerry Lee Lewis and Crystal Gayle. He also produced over 38 albums himself, many of which are available from his web site store http://www.raygriff.com/storemain.htm . Several have already been made into square dances.

The Story – The story is a tongue-in-cheek depiction of life as it might have been in rural Canada around the 1940's. Although Ray grew up in Winfield, Alberta, Canada, which did have a hotel, it is surmised that the lumberjacks (or miners) were from Jacquet River, New Brunswick at the other end of Canada. It is also thought that there was a real person named Sherman Becker from Alberta.

Alternate Figure – This harder, 8 step Grand Square, figure can be used instead of the standard application figure if desired (see second phrased cue sheet below).

One two three four five new Heads/Sides Go Up And Back, Same two Slide Thru
You're FACING OUT Swing Thru, ...
Boys run ...., All Pass Thru ...
Wheel and Deal ...., Centers Square Thru 3 ....
...., Swing and Promenade
Hold my coat, gimme a rock, I'm from Jacket River
1st – and when you’re home sides face do only 8 steps of a Grand Square
2nd - .... Sides face do a full Grand Square
3rd – and when you're home heads face do only 8 steps of a Grand Square
4th - .... Heads face do a full Grand Square
 
 

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