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Harper Valley P.T.A.
Blue Star 1965
 
    
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Harper Valley P.T.A.
 
Blue Star 1965
 


ID: 3112
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.buddyweavermusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Blue Star recordings
Copies1
Vic's Rating5 (excellent)
Bpm128
Duration3:51
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
*I'm gonna tell you folks a story
'Bout a Harper Valley widowed wife
She had a teenaged daughter
That attended Harper Valley Junior High

Left allemande your corner, dosado your own
And swing and promenade
Just like the day my momma socked it to the Harper Valley PTA


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Well the head 2 couples dosado
And square thru and get me 4 hands round
You star by the right and come back in
Star by the left and turn it one time round
You swing thru and the boys run
And wheel and deal, and swing and promenade
Just like the day my momma socked it to the Harper Valley PTA


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*Well it happened that the PTA was gonna meet that very afternoon
And they were sure surprised when Mrs. Johnson wore her mini-skirt into the room

*Well Mr. Harper couldn't be here 'cause he stayed too long at Kelly's Bar again
And if you smell Shirley Thompson's breath you'll find she's had a little nip of gin.
 
Lyrics

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Harper Valley P.T.A.
 
 

I wanna tell you all a story 'bout a Harper Valley widowed wife,
Who had a teenage daughter who attended Harper Valley Junior High,
Well her daughter came home one afternoon and didn't even stop to play,
And she said "Mama I got a note here from the Harper Valley PTA."

Well the note said, "Mrs. Johnson, you're wearing your dresses way too high.
It's reported you've been drinkin' and runnin' round with men and goin' wild.
And we don't believe you oughta be a bringin' up your little girl this way."
And it was signed by the secretary, "Harper Valley PTA."

Well it happened that the PTA was gonna meet that very afternoon.
And they were sure surprised when Mrs. Johnson wore her mini-skirt into the room.
And as she walked up to the black board, I still recall the words she had to say.
She said "I'd like to address this meeting of the Harper Valley PTA.

Well, there's Bobby Taylor sittin' there, and seven times he's asked me for a date.
And Mrs. Taylor seems to use a lotta ice, whenever he's away.
And Mr. Baker can you tell us why your secretary had to leave this town?
And shouldn't widow Jones be told to keep her window shades all pulled completely down?

Well Mr. Harper couldn't be here cause he stayed too long at Kelly's Bar again.
And if you smell Shirley Thompson's breath you'll find she's had a little nip of gin.
And then you have the nerve to tell me you think that as a mother I'm not fit.
Well this is just a little Peyton Place, and you're all Harper Valley hypocrites."

No, I wouldn't put you on because, it really did, it happened just this way.
The day my mama socked it to the Harper Valley PTA.
The day my mama socked it to the Harper Valley PTA.

Lyrics by Tom T. Hall.
Recorded by Tom T. Hall; Jeannie C. Riley; Dolly Parton.
 
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Handle List
1432  Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
429 Dosado [Basic]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
2043 Special Star 1 (8CT to DPT)
1442 Center(s) IDENTIFIER
630 Left (used as Mirror) CONCEPT
2044 Special Star 2 (Facing to UTB)
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
1279 Wheel & Deal [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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