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Highway 40 Blues
Quadrille 824
 
    
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Highway 40 Blues
 
Quadrille 824
 


ID: 2670
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.squaredancemusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Quadrille recordings
Copies4
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Lee Main
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic, R-H lady progression

Circle left
*Got them Highway 40 Blues,
I've walked holes in both my shoes

Men star right, go once around,
Allemande left and weave the ring
**Wasted time and money too,
Swing your partner, promenade
In the end I had to lose,
Lord above, I've paid my dues
Got these Highway 40 Blues


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads (sides) square thru and go,
Four hands around and dosado
Swing thru go two by two,
Boys run right and bend the line
Go right and left thru,
And the ladies lead dixie style to an ocean wave
Slip the clutch, left allemande,
Swing your corner, promenade
In the end I had to lose,
Lord above, I've paid my dues
Got the Highway 40 Blues


TAG

Sides face grand square halfway
Got these Highway 40 Blues


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*The highway called when I was young,
Told me lines of things to come


**Shattered from mine is none,
my moneys gone to count my fun
My eyes are filled with bitter tears,
Lord I ain't been home in years


*You know I've rambled all around,
Like rolling stones from town to town


**Pretty girls I have to say,
But none of them could make me stay
Things a country boy can't use,
Dixieland I sure miss you

 
Lyrics

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Highway 40 Blues
 
 

Well, these Highway Forty blues,
I've walked holes in both my shoes.
Counted the days since I've been gone,
And I'd love to see the lights of home.
Wasted time and money too;
Squandered youth in search of truth.
But in the end I had to lose,
Lord above, I've paid my dues.
Got the Highway Forty blues.

The highway called when I was young,
Told me lies of things to come.
Fame and fortune lies ahead!
That's what the billboard lights had said.
Shattered dreams, my mind is numb,
My money's gone, stick out my thumb.
My eyes are filled with bitter tears,
Lord, I ain't been home in years.
Got the Highway Forty blues.

You know, I've rambled all around,
Like a rolling stone, from town to town.
Met pretty girls I have to say,
But none of them could make me stay.
Well, I've played the music halls and bars,
Had fancy clothes and big fine cars:
Things a country boy can't use,
Dixieland I sure miss you.
Got the Highway Forty blues.

Lyrics by Larry Cordle.
Recorded by Ricky Skaggs.
 

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Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
1875 5/4 (fraction)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
429 Dosado [Basic]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
161 Bend The Line [Basic]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
425 Dixie Style (To An Ocean Wave) [Mainstream]
992 Slip The Clutch [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)

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