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Blue Star 1517
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The Auctioneer
ID: 3138

LabelBlue Star
Label information
Grid list of Blue Star recordings
TypeSinging Call
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Media45 rpm vinyl
Marshall Flippo (picture)     recordings by Marshall Flippo

Marshall Flippo

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Cue Sheet


1st and 3rd you'll bow and swing
Go up the middle and back again
Go forward up and swing that opposite gal
Face to the sides with a right & left thru
Turn 'em around like you always do
And duck to the middle and swing the gal you meet (original partner)
Go down that center cross trail thru
Up the outside around just 2
Meet your girl and swing her round so neat
1/2 square thru across the set
With your corner gal you box the gnat (corner becomes new partner)
Then allemande left (with new corner) meet 'em all with an elbow swing

BREAK (or see Alternate Breaks below)    Basic, R-H lady progression

It's an elbow swing you're doing fine
Now swing the next gal down the line
Then swing that pretty gal in calico
Swing 'em all with an elbow swing
You meet your own coming around the ring
And you promenade this gal back home you know

SEQUENCE: (Figure, break, figure, break, figure, break, figure, break)


(1st time)
10 dollar bidda now 20 dollar 20, will you gimme 20,
make it 20 bid in form of 20 dollar, will you give me 20
Who'll bid a 20 dollar bid?
20 dollar bidda now 25, will you give me 25, make it 25,
biddle de 25
Who'll bid me that 25 dollar bid?

(2nd time)
25 dollar bidda now 30 dollar 30, will you gimme 30,
make it 30 bid in form of 30 dollar, will you give me 30
Who'll make a 30 dollar bid?
30 dollar bidda now 35, will you give me 35, make it 35,
biddle 35
Who'll bid me that 35 dollar bid?

(3rd time)
35 dollar bidda now 40 dollar 40, will you gimme 40,
make it 40 bid in form of 40 dollar, will you give me 40
Who'll make a 40 dollar bid?
40 dollar bidda now 45, will you give me 45, make it 45,
biddle de 45
Who'll bid me that 45 dollar bid?

(4th time)
45 dollar bidda now 50 dollar 50, will you gimme 50,
make it 50 bid in form of 50 dollar, will you give me 50
Who'll bid a 50 dollar bid?
50 dollar bidda now 55, will you give me 55, make it 55,
biddle de 55
Sold to that square for a 50 dollar bid!


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The Auctioneer Lyrics ID: 352

Hey well all right sir, open the gate
Let 'em out and walk 'em boys
Here we come with lot number twenty-nine
What are you gonna give for the little fella?

Well there was a boy from Arkansas who wouldn't listen to his ma
When she told him that he should go to school
He'd sneak away in the afternoon and take a walk and pretty soon
You'd find him at the local auction barn
He'd stand and listen carefully until at last he began to see
How the auctioneer could talk so rapidly
He said "oh my, it's do or die, I've got to learn that auction cry
Gonna make my mark and be an auctioneer"

25 dollar 30 now 30 dollar 30 dollar
30 dollar 30 dollar give me a hollar 30 dollar
who will bid it at a 35 dollar bid?
35 dollar 35 35 make it 35 and a 35 make it 35 and a 35
Who will bid it at a 35 dollar bid?

Well the time went by and he did his best and all could see he did not jest
He practiced calling bids both night and day
Til his pappy found him behind the barn just working up an awful storm
As he tried to imitate the auctioneer
His pop said "son we just can't stand to have a mediocre man
Selling things at auction using our good name
Gonna send you off to auction school and then you'll be nobody's fool
And you can take your place among the best"

35 dollar 40 now 40 dollar 40 dollar
40 dollar 40 dollar give me a hollar 40 dollar
Who will bid it at at a 40 dollar bid?
40 dollar 45 45 will you make it 45 give me 45 and a 45
Who will bid it at a 45 dollar bid?

And from that boy that went to school there grew a man who played it cool
He come back home a full fledged auctioneer
And the people would come from miles around
Just to hear him make that rhythmic sound
That filled their hearts with such a happy cheer
And his fame spread out from shore to shore
He'd all that he could do and more
He had to buy a plane to get around
Now he's the best in all the land, let's pause and give that man a hand
For he's the best of all the auctioneers

45 dollar 50 now 50 dollar 50 dollar
50 dollar 50 dollar give me a hollar 50 dollar
Who will bid it at a 50 dollar bill?
50 dollar 55 55 make it 55 and a 55 make it 55 and
Sold that horse for a 50 dollar bill

Lyrics by Leroy Van Dyke and Buddy Black.
Recorded by Gordon Lightfoot.



ID: 3138
    last modified: 2017-12-17 at 16:09:46
19-August-2019 07:36:39
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