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Swinging Little Guitar Man
C Bar C 564
 
    
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Swinging Little Guitar Man
 
C Bar C 564
 


ID: 2358
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.squaredancemusic.com
Label information
Grid list of C Bar C recordings
Copies3
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm129
Duration3:39
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
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Cue Sheet

OPENER    Basic

Circle left
*I quit my job down at the car wash, left my mama a goodbye note
By sundown I'd left Kingston with my guitar under my coat

Walk out around that corner, see saw round your own
Left allemande that corner then weave the ring and go
For the next three weeks I was searching at night
Looking for a place to play

Dosado and promenade, gonna walk 'em back home I say
Well, I thought my picking would set 'em on fire
But nobody there would hire a little guitar man


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Well 1 & 3 you promenade go half around that ring
Come down the middle with a right & left thru and turn that pretty thing
Star thru and pass thru, do a dosado and then
Go all the way round, do the right & left thru and turn that girl my friend
Pass thru, trade by, swing on the corner there
Allemande left new corner girl and you promenade the square
Well, I thought my picking would set 'em on fire
But nobody there would hire a little guitar man


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*I nearly starved to death in Memphis, I ran out of money and luck
So I got me a ride down to Macon, Georgia on an overloaded poultry truck


*If you ever take a trip down to the ocean, and you find yourself in Mobile
Just make it out to a club named "Jack's" if you got a little time to kill


TAG

Look who's leading that five-piece band
Wouldn't you know, it's that swinging little guitar man
 
Lyrics

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Guitar Man
 
 

Well, I quit my job down at the car wash,
Left my mama a goodbye note,
By sundown I'd left Kingston,
With my guitar under my coat,
I hitchhiked all the way down to Memphis,
Got a room at the YMCA,
For the next three weeks I went huntin' them nights,
Just lookin' for a place to play,
Well, I thought my pickin' would set 'em on fire,
But nobody wanted to hire a guitar man.

Well, I nearly 'bout starved to death down in Memphis,
I run outta money and luck,
So I bought me a ride down to Macon, Georgia,
On a overloaded poultry truck,
I thumbed on down to Panama City,
Started pickin' out some o' them all night bars,
Hopin' I could make myself a dollar,
Makin' music on my guitar,
I got the same old story at them all night piers,
There ain't no room around here for a guitar man
We don't need a guitar man, son

So I slept in the hobo jungles,
Roamed a thousand miles of track,
Till I found myself in Mobile Alabama,
At a club they call Big Jack's,
A little four-piece band was jammin',
So I took my guitar and I sat in,
I showed 'em what a band would sound like,
With a swingin' little guitar man.
Show 'em, son

If you ever take a trip down to the ocean,
Find yourself down around Mobile,
Make it on out to a club called Jack's,
If you got a little time to kill,
Just follow that crowd of people,
You'll wind up out on his dance floor,
Diggin' the finest little five-piece group,
Up and down the Gulf of Mexico,
Guess who's leadin' that five-piece band,
Well, wouldn't ya know, it's that swingin' little guitar man.

Lyrics by Jerry Reed.
Recorded by Jerry Reed; Elvis Presley.
 
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Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1453 All Around The Corner [Basic]
921 See Saw [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
1505 Step Ahead
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
1177 Trade By [Basic]
1111 Swing [A2]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

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