- OPENER Basic
I'd rather be home, but I make my livin' on the road
Men star right to the corner
Allemande left, turn partner by the right
Allemande left, weave the ring
We pick and sing, say goodnight and we'll be flyin'
Swing your girl and you'll promenade all right
I think about holdin' my baby tonight as I listen to the big wheels roll
Three days into a six week tour, gettin' in the rhythm of the road
- FIGURE Basic, corner progression
Heads (Sides) promenade half
Sides (Heads) square thru 4 go all the way and now
Swing thru the outside 2 boys better run to the right
Ferris wheel now you do, centers square thru 3
Swing the corner girl and promenade for me
I don't know where I'll wake up tomorrow
But I can't let the tempo slow
Every town is just another beat
Livin' in the rhythm of the road!
- MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER Basic
The rhythm of the road's got a mind of its own,
If you find it, it'll drive you insane
Like the clackity-clack of a railroad track
I'm rattlin' like an old freight train
Towns are flashin' by, the folks are wavin' "hi"
They all start to look the same
Allemande the corner girl and weave around tonight
We pick and sing, say "goodnight" and we'll be flyin'
Swing the girl around and you'll promenade all right
I think about holdin' my baby tonight
As I listen to the big wheels roll
Three days into a six week tour, ****
Gettin' in the rhythm of the road!
A four/four beat's the only time I keep
Livin' in the rhythm of the road