Printer friendly version 
 Square Dance Resource Net  (Home)ArticlesCallers and CuersClubsEventsResourcesChoreographyMusicFrequently Asked QuestionsAcademy for Advanced and Challenge Enthusiasts  (AACE)Ceder Chest Definition BooksCeder Square Dance System  (CSDS)Square Rotation Program  (SQROT)Vic Ceder - Square Dance CallerDefinitions of square dance calls and conceptsMore square dance DefinitionsLists of square dance calls and conceptsDigital music informationSquare dance linksBande DéssineesLos Olivos Honey BeesChocolate BarsBeanie BabiesPokémon Trading CardsSend us feedback
Music
 
Music
Melody 102
 
first previous next last 
 Music  |  Lyrics 
 Welcome  |  Excess Records  |  Our Wish List  |  FAQ  |  Music License Organizations  |  Feedback  |  administrator 
 Find by -->  Title  |  Abbreviation  |  Original Artist  |  SD Artist  |  Cue Sheet  |  Label  |  Lyrics  |  Record ID  |  Query 
 All  |  Singing Calls  |  Patters  |  Rounds  |  Contras  |  Lines  |  Sing-Alongs  |  Mixers 
 Music Dealers  |  Label Information  |  Label Web Sites  |  Artist Profiles  |  Definitions of Old Calls 
Find by Title: 
  |  
Find by Abbreviation: 

 
The Race Is On
 
 George Jones
Melody 102
 
 
ID: 4027
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging CallMelody
Label information
Grid list of Melody recordings
Quantity7
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
See Also
Old Call(s)
Cue Sheet
 

OPENER    Basic

Circle left
I feel tears welling up cold and deep inside
Like my heart's going to break

Left allemande the corner, you're gonna dosado
The men star left that way
Well you turn old partner by the right hand around
Left allemande, come back and promenade
The race is on and it looks like heartaches
And the winner loses all


FIGURE    C4, corner progression

Well the head 2 couples lead to the right and circle to a line
You dance right up to the middle and back in time
Curlique, coordinate, you walk right out and then
Bend that line and do the right & left thru
Hey now you slide thru, swing thru, boys trade
Swing that corner lady, promenade
The race is on and it looks like heartaches
And the winner loses all


MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
(32 beats)
Well now the 4 little ladies chain across
Chain 'em back and you roll promenade
The race is on and it looks like heartaches
And the winner loses all
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.

The Race Is On  (1962)

I feel tears wellin' up, cold and deep inside
Like my heart's sprung a big break
And this stab of loneliness, sharp and painful
That I may never shake
You might say that I was taking it hard
When she wrote me off with a call
But don't you wager that I'll hide the sorrow
When I may break right down and bawl

Well, the race is on and here comes Pride up the backstretch
Heartache's a-going to the inside
My Tears are holding back
An' tryin' not to fall
My Heart's out of the running
True Love's scratched for another's sake
The race is on and it looks like Heartache
And the winner loses all

One day I ventured in love, never once suspectin'
What the final results would be
Now I live in fear of wakin' up each mornin'
And findin' that you're gone from me
There's ache and pain in my heart for the day
I met the one I hated to face
Somebody new came up to win her
I came out in second place

Well, the race is on and here comes Pride up the backstretch
Heartache's a-going to the inside
My Tears are holding back
An' tryin' not to fall
My Heart's out of the running
True Love's scratched for another's sake
The race is on and it looks like Heartache
And the winner loses all

Lyrics by Don Rollins.
Recorded by George Jones.
 
Comments

 
Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
2055 Turn Partner Right (Right Allemande)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
626 Lead (Right|Left) [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
241 Circle To A Line [Basic]
519 Forward & Back [Basic]
375 Curlique [C4]
45 (anything) Coordinate [C2]
161 Bend The Line [Basic]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
988 Slide Thru [Mainstream]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1175 Trade [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1944 Roll (Promenade)
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

last modified: 2017-09-22 at 14:38:06
 
ID: 4027
  
  
  

https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/viewsingle.php?RecordId=4027
18-January-2021 17:52:06
Copyright © 2021 Vic Ceder.  All Rights Reserved.