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Pray For The Light To Go Out
Longhorn 135
 
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Pray For The Light To Go Out
 
Longhorn 135
 


ID: 3087
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging CallLonghorn
Label information
Grid list of Longhorn recordings
Copies3
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm117
Duration3:33
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Red Warrick
Red Warrick
Old Call(s)
Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

Allemande left and away you go
It's a right & left grand go round
Meet a little girl and dosado one time around
It's back-to-back and swing her, Jack
Promenade and hear her shout
She says brother if you wanta spread joy
Pray for the light to go out

Swing her boys
Spread a little joy and pray for the light to go out


FIGURE    C1, R-H lady progression

1 & 3 go right & left thru and turn a little girl around (backaway)
2 & 4 lead out to the right, circle up 4 hands round
Side gents break and make a line, go up and back right out
Star thru, dive thru, do a left square thru 3
And pray for the light to go out
3/4 round and right & left thru
And pray for the light to go out
Dive on thru and substitute, square thru 3/4 round
Count 3 hands, left allemande, swing the next lady go round
4 little ladies promenade go once around I shout
Box the gnat, promenade like that
And pray for the light to go out
Swing her boys
Spread a little joy and pray for the light to go out


SEQUENCE: (Opener, figure twice heads, middle break, figure twice sides)
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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Pray For The Light To Go Out
 
 

Father was a deacon in a hard shell church,
Way down South where I was born.
People used to come to church from miles around,
Just to hear the holy work go on.
Father grabs a sister 'round the neck and says,
"Sister, won't you sing this song?"
The sister tells the deacon that she didn't have time,
Felt religion comin' on.
Just then somebody got up, turn'd the lights all out,
And you ought to heard that sister shout:

She hollered, "Brother, if you want to spread joy,
Just pray for the lights to stay out."
She called on Deacon for to kneel and pray.
You ought to heard that sister shout.
Throw'd up both hands and got way back,
Took two steps forw'd and ball'd the Jack.
She hollered, "Brother, if you want to spread joy,
Just pray for the lights to stay out."

Father tried to quieten down his lovin' flock,
Call'd on all the saints above.
All that he could hear way down there in the dark
Was, "Baby, honey, turtle dove."
Deacon grabs his bible firmly in his hand,
Pray'd to be show'd wrong from right.
Just then as if his pray'rs were answered from above,
Someone got up turn'd on the light.
He feels himself a-slippin', grabs the first gal near,
And she sings this sweet song in his ear:

She hollered, "Brother, if you want to spread joy,
Just pray for the lights to go out."
She called on Deacon for to kneel and pray.
You ought to heard that sister shout.
Throw'd up both hands and got way back,
Took two steps forw'd and ball'd the Jack.
She hollered, "Brother, if you want to spread joy,
Just pray for the lights to go out."

Composed by Will E. Skidmore.
Lyrics by Renton Tunnah.
Recorded by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys; several others.
 
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Handle List
1429  Allemande Left  [Basic]
1356 Right & Left Grand [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1111 Swing [A2]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
153 Backaway
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
626 Lead (Right|Left) [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
241 Circle To A Line [Basic]
519 Forward & Back [Basic]
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
412 Dive Thru [Basic]
630 Left (used as Mirror) CONCEPT
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1481 3 (number)
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
412 Dive Thru [Basic]
1102 Substitute [C1]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1481 3 (number)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1111 Swing [A2]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1670 4/4 (fraction)
179 Box The Gnat [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1111 Swing [A2]

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