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Red Boot 158
 
    
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Matamoras
 
ID: 1785
   Instrumental  

LabelRed Boot
Label information
Grid list of Red Boot recordings
Number158
TypeSinging Call
Copies14
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
Ralph Silvius (picture)     recordings by Ralph Silvius

Ralph Silvius

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Cue Sheet

OPENER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
In old Mexico I stand on the square in Matamoras
Around the plaza the couples are dancing to music so sweet

Circle left you know
I found love not too long ago in Matamoras
Left allemande and promenade
With eyes black as midnight she made my heart skip a beat
Well now the


FIGURE (1)    Mainstream, R-H lady progression

Heads promenade 1/2 way round the ring
Lead right and circle to a line
Walk up to the middle and back
Star thru and now dosado then do a spin chain thru
Girls circulate twice, find someone nice
Swing that corner and we'll all promenade
With her raving black hair she made a slave out of me


FIGURE (2)    Mainstream, R-H lady progression

Heads promenade 1/2 way round the ring
Lead right and circle to a line
Walk up to the middle and back
Star thru and now dosado then do a spin chain thru
Girls circulate twice, find someone nice
Swing that corner and we'll all promenade
How could I know just how fickle her promise would be


MIDDLE BREAK    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
Across the square with that wild vaquero I see her
Laughing & dancing & tossing her raving black hair

Circle left you know
Fate may take a hand when I face this man in Matamoras
Left allemande and promenade
But the love of my woman
Is the one thing that I'll never share


FIGURE (3)    Mainstream, R-H lady progression

Sides promenade 1/2 way round the ring
Lead right and circle to a line
Walk up to the middle and back
Star thru and now dosado then do a spin chain thru
Girls circulate twice, find someone nice
Swing that corner and we'll all promenade
There's gonna be big trouble
Cause I caught her cheating on me


FIGURE (4)    Mainstream, R-H lady progression

Sides promenade 1/2 way round the ring
Lead right and circle to a line
Walk up to the middle and back
Star thru and now dosado then do a spin chain thru
Girls circulate twice, find someone nice
Swing that corner and we'll all promenade
No, I'm feeling low as the beggar
That sits in the street


CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
I can still feel the strains
Of the haunting refrains of Granada
She once called it our song and vowed
She'd be mine forever more

Circle left you know
Now I walk in the night
Far away from the lights of Matamoras

Left allemande and promenade
Now she wonders what happened
Cause I never returned anymore


TAG

Now she wonders what happened
Cause I never returned anymore

Swing that corner and we'll all promenade
Cause I caught her cheating on me

 
Lyrics

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Matamoros Lyrics ID: 1873

In old Mexico I stand on the square in Matamoros
Round a plaza the couples were walking to music so sweet
I've found my love not too long ago in Matamoros
But I'm feeling low as the beggar who sits in the street

All the promises that she made me with eyes black as midnight
How could I know how fickle her promise would be
Now I'm back to find what I feel is mine in Matamoros
And there'll be bad trouble if I catch her cheating on me

Streets are narrow and dark and tequila runs free in Matamoros
I stopped for one moment outside at Miguel's swinging doors
My heart breaks to hear the same haunting sounds of Granada
She once called it our song and vowed she'd be mine evermore

Then across the square went this wild young bracero I see her
Laughing and dancing and tossing her raven black hair
They may take a hand when I face this man from Matamoros
For the love of my woman is one thing that I'll never share

Now I walk in the night far away from the lights of Matamoros
And recall the last moments when I knew she loved me more than life
I can still hear her cry I love you and I'll prove it Manana
Then seeing my danger she jumped in front of his knife

I know the stories they'll tell in dim lit casinos
Of the raven haired beauty who for her love lay dead on the floor
They'll speak of the fight with the gringo that night in Matamoros
And wonder what happened for he never returned anymore oh oh hoo

Lyrics by Kay Arnold.
Recorded by Billy Walker.
 

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