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Running Bear
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Running Bear
 
Top 25303
 


ID: 255
   Instrumental  
 
   Vocal  
 

TypeSinging Call
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Copies6
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration3:13
Media45 rpm vinyl
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Cue Sheet

FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Four ladies chain, across the river
You chain 'em back, and roll away
Heads a-go forward up and back, and then you - star thru
Outside two dive thru, pass thru and dosado
Same four circle half, and then you - dive thru
Square thru, sides divide, star thru, and when you do
Meet that two, dosado, and then you circle
Halfway and then dive thru, box the gnat
You pull on thru and swing and whirl your corner
Left allemande, and promenade
*You promenade the ring with your pretty little thing
You're big chief Running Bear


*You paddle down the stream with your pretty Indian queen
You're big chief Running Bear


*As shelter from the wind, he wears his old bear skin
They call him Running Bear


SEQUENCE (Figure four times, twice for heads, twice for sides)
 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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Running Bear
 
 

On the bank of the river stood Running Bear, young Indian brave
On the other side of the river stood his lovely Indian maid
Little White Dove was her name, such a lovely sight to see
But their tribes fought with each other, so their love could never be

Running Bear loved Little White Dove
With a love big as the sky
Running Bear loved Little White Dove
With a love that couldn't die

He couldn't swim the raging river 'cause the river was too wide
He couldn't reach the Little White Dove waiting on the other side
In the moonlight he could see her throwing kisses 'cross the waves
Her little heart was beating faster waiting for her Indian brave

Running Bear loved Little White Dove
With a love big as the sky
Running Bear loved Little White Dove
With a love that couldn't die

Running Bear dove in the water, Little White Dove did the same
And they swam out to each other through the swirling stream they came
As their hands touched and their lips met, the raging river pulled them down
Now they'll always be together in their happy hunting ground

Running Bear loved Little White Dove
With a love big as the sky
Running Bear loved Little White Dove
With a love that couldn't die

Lyrics by Jiles Perry Richardson (The Big Bopper).
Recorded by Johnny Preston; Sonny James.
 
Comments

See also Running Bear Lyrics transcribed by Stephen Gildea.
 
 
Handle List
1482  4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
880 Rollaway (With A Half Sashay) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
519 Forward & Back [Basic]
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
412 Dive Thru [Basic]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1709 Same IDENTIFIER
1482 4 (number)
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
412 Dive Thru [Basic]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
1437 Outer 4 IDENTIFIER
414 Divide
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
412 Dive Thru [Basic]
179 Box The Gnat [Basic]
783 Pull By [Basic]
1111 Swing [A2]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
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