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Help I'm White And I Can't Get Down
Rawhide 1202
 
    
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Help I'm White And I Can't Get Down
 
ID: 17987
   Instrumental  
   Vocal  

LabelRawhide
WEB SITE www.buddyweavermusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Rawhide recordings
Number1202
TypeSinging Call
Copies1
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration3:47
MediaMP3
Artist(s)
Dan Sahlstrom (picture)     recordings by Dan Sahlstrom
Mike Hogan (picture)     recordings by Mike Hogan

Dan SahlstromMike Hogan

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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
*My woman told me last Friday night, her birthday's comin' and things ain't right
We've been together since before the war and I never had her out on the dance hall floor
I didn't know what to say ... I never learned to dance, I only learned to play
Watch other people gonna do their thing, my job was to pick and sing

Four ladies gonna promenade gonna walk yourself in the middle of the ring
Run back and swing your man, gonna promenade that ring
Promenade on around you go like a chicken in the bread pan pickin' out dough
Or a one-legged monkey on the frozen snow


ALTERNATE LYRICS

Well I moped around the house, I watch T.V. and slept on the couch
Flipped through the dial when after a while a commercial came on that made me smile
"Learn to dance, learn to move, call one nine-hundred, you just can't lose"
Didn't take me long - jumped right up and ran to the phone


*I took the course and I learned quick, just one leap and it did the trick
So when that magic evening came, I knew I wouldn't be the same
The floor was crowded but something's wrong - I didn't recognize these songs
These cowboys aren't on my video tape, there must be some mistake


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads you square thru go four now
Hey, round the corner docey do
You swing thru the boy run right
Bend that line and a right & left thru
You flutter wheel across the dance floor
Slide thru and the corner swing
I need some help when I do the town
Help, help, I'm white and I can't get down


TAG

Bow to the partner and the corner of the hall
That's it, gang, that's all

 
Lyrics

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Help I'm White And I Can't Get Down Lyrics ID: 4200

My woman told me last Friday night
Her birthday's coming and things ain't right
Well we've been together since before the war
And I never had her out on the dance hall floor
I didn't know what to say
I never learned to dance, I only learned to play
And to watch other people do their thing
My job was to pick and sing

Well I moped around the house
I watched late TV and slept on the couch
I flipped through the dial and after a while
A commercial came on that made me smile
It said learn to dance, learn the moves
Call 1-900 you just can't lose
Well it didn't take me long
I jumped right up and I ran to the phone
The operator asked, "Can I help you sir?"
And this is what I said to her

Help, I'm white and I can't get down
I got two left feet planted on the ground
I need some help if I do the town
Help, I'm white and I can't get down

I took the course and I learned quick
Just one week, it did the trick
So when that magic evening came
I knew I wouldn't be ashamed
The floor was crowded but something was wrong
I didn't recognize the songs
These cowboys ain't on my video tape
I wonder if there's been some mistake

I tried some moves, I spun around
Knocked a whole lot of dancers down
I kept my cool, had to be vogue
'Til they kicked my head doing the Cotton Eyed Joe
I laid there awhile and held my face
My woman went screaming from the place
I crawled out the back door
I didn't want no more

I've had enough, I'm going home
And make one more call on the telephone
And when they answer on the other end
This is what I'll say again

Help, I'm white and I can't get down
I got two left feet planted on the ground
I need some help if I do the town
Help, I'm white and I can't get down

Help, I'm white and I can't get down
I got two left feet planted on the ground
I need some help if I do the town
Help, I'm white and I can't get down

Lyrics by Clinton Gregory and Roger Ball.
Recorded by The Geezinslaws Brothers.
 

Comments

Originally DJ 109
 
 

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