4 ladies chain the ring, turn 'em boys, send 'em back Star thru and promenade Head 2 couples wheel around, go right & left thru Cross trail thru and go left allemande You weave the ring, now meet Johnny and Joe You'll meet your partner, latch on and promeno Sail right down that ol' green river On the good ship Rock and Rye
FIGURE Basic, corner progression
Head couples up and back, and 1/2 square thru Circle 4 and break to a line Forward 8 and back with you And then you star thru Dosado to an ocean wave, rock it up and back You're gonna swing thru and then, when you do Box the gnat, swing and promenade And then you sail right down that ol' green river On the good ship Rock and Rye
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Half past four, Dan McGraw, came sneaking to his wifey's door.
She'd been waiting up all night, waiting for him to go to bed.
Danny smiled, like a child, but his wifey grew very wild
Where have you been all night long?, she cried
And this is what Danny replied:
I've been floating down the old green river
On the good ship Rock and Rye.
But I floated too far, I got stuck on a bar,
I was out there alone, wishing that I was home.
The ship got wrecked with the captain and crew,
And there was only one thing left to do,
So I had to drink the whole green river
Dry to get back home to you.
Composed by Joe Cooper. Lyrics by Bert Kalmar. Recorded by Firehouse Five Plus Two; Castle Jazz Band.