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Basin Street Blues
Windsor 4813
 
    
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Basin Street Blues
 
Windsor 4813
 


ID: 3188
   Instrumental  

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.windsorrecords.com
Label information
Grid list of Windsor recordings
Copies1
Vic's Rating5 (excellent)
Bpm130
Duration4:06
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
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Old Call(s)
Cue Sheet

OPENER - CLOSER    Basic

Won'tcha promenade with me walk a little with me
To the Mississippi, to the Mississippi

4 ladies chain to the land of dreams
Chain 'em on back again to New Orleans
The ladies walk in the ring, hey, struttin' in a
ring, hey
Everybody swing, hey, everybody swing, hey
Left allemande and you pass by home,
Box the gnat the right hand lady,
Pass your own again

You do an allemande left, you're gonna allemande thar
Go right and go left to make the same old star
You boys back up, then break and shoot the star
Go right & left around the floor, star the way you did before
Shoot that star, you're gonna box the gnat
Twirl your pretty lady, promenade her on back
To swing and you'll lose
Those Basin Street Blues


FIGURE   

Heads go forward and back
The heads split your corners to make a line of 4, go
Forward 8 and back, and forward box the gnat, then
Right & left thru to promenade that ring
Steamin' down the river down to New Orleans
Head couples balance, back up to make a line, go
Forward 8 and back, and forward box the gnat, then
Right & left thru to promenade so neat
Heaven's on earth, they call it Basin Street

Let the girls star right, the men stand pat
Turn your partner left, corners box the gnat
The gents star left, the girls stand pat
Same lady right, you see, corners left and swat the flea
Then swing that maid, won't you beat your feet
Promenade her down to Basin Street
To swing her and lose
Those Basin Street Blues

 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
subject to all U.S. copyright laws and remain property of their respective owners.

Basin Street Blues
 
 

Won't you come and go with me
Down that Mississippi
We'll take a boat to the land of dreams
Come along with me on, down to New Orleans

Now the band's there to greet us
Old friends will meet us
Where all them folks goin' to the St. Louis Cemetery meet
Heaven on earth... they call it Basin Street

I'm tellin' ya, Basin Street... is the street
Where all them characters from the First street they meet
New Orleans... land of dreams
You'll never miss them rice and beans
Way down south in New Orleans

They'll be huggin'... and a kissin'
That's what I been missin'
And all that music...lord, if you just listen'
New Orleans...I got them Basin Street Blues

Now ain't you glad you went with me
On down that Mississippi
We took a boat to the land of dreams
Heaven on earth...they call it Basin Street

Lyrics by Spencer Williams.
Recorded by Louis Armstrong (1928).
 

Comments

Copyright 1955
 
 
Handle List
 782  Promenade (fract)  [Basic]
1670 4/4 (fraction)
1482 4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1612 Inside FORMATION | IDENTIFIER
1111 Swing [A2]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1971 Pass By (n) [Basic]
1479 1 (number)
179 Box The Gnat [Basic]
1971 Pass By (n) [Basic]
1480 2 (number)
135 Allemande Left To An Allemande Thar [Basic]
937 Shoot The Star [Basic]
1828 (anything) To An Allemande Thar [Basic]
937 Shoot The Star [Basic]
179 Box The Gnat [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1111 Swing [A2]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
519 Forward & Back [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1882 Face Your Corner
1460 Split The (Outside Couple) [Basic]
1437 Outer 4 IDENTIFIER
922 Around (n) To A Line [Basic]
1479 1 (number)
519 Forward & Back [Basic]
179 Box The Gnat [Basic]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
2039 Face Your Partner
153 Backaway
1467 All IDENTIFIER
519 Forward & Back [Basic]
179 Box The Gnat [Basic]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
1699 Partner IDENTIFIER
1473 Left DIRECTION
1703 (Right|Left) Arm Turn [Basic]
179 Box The Gnat [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1109 Swat The Flea [C4]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1111 Swing [A2]

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