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Wabash Cannon Ball
Blue Star 2077
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Wabash Cannon Ball
Blue Star 2077

ID: 5051

TypeSinging CallBlue Star
Label information
Grid list of Blue Star recordings
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Media45 rpm vinyl

Andy Petrere
Andy Petrere
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Cue Sheet


4 ladies promenade go movin' round the ring
Get back and box the gnat and give her a great big swing
Join hands and circle left, go movin' round that hall
Do an allemande left with the corner, go weavin' round you go
She came down from Birmingham one cold December day
Dosado that partner boy and you promenade that way
She's the gal from Tennessee, she's long and she's tall
She came down from Birmingham on the Wabash Cannon Ball

FIGURE    Plus, corner progression

1 & 3 you promenade go half around that ring
Lead to the right and circle 4 you make a line and then
Walk up to the middle and back, load the boat and here we go
Go movin' round the ring, swing thru you go
Boys trade, turn thru, swing corner there
Swing that lady, promenade, go movin' round the square
Promenade your lady fair go walkin' round the hall
Take her home and swing her on that Wabash Cannon Ball

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.

Wabash Cannonball

From the great Atlantic ocean to the wide Pacific shore
From the green Ol' Smoky Mountains
To the south land by the shore
She's mighty tall and handsome
And she's known quite well by all
She's a regular combination on the Wabash Cannonball

Just listen to the jingle, the rumble and the roar
As we glide across the woodlands
Through the hills and by the shore
Hear the mighty rush of the engines
Hear those lonesome hoboes call
We're gliding through the jungles on the Wabash Cannonball

Now the eastern states are dandy, so the western people say
From New York to St. Louis with Chicago by the way
From the hills of Minnesota where the rippling waters fall
No chances can be taken on the Wabash Cannonball


Here's to Daddy Klaxton
May his name forever stand
And always be remembered
Through the courts throughout the land
His earthly race is over
Now the curtains 'round him fall
We'll carry him home to victory
On the Wabash Cannonball


Lyrics by J. A. Roff.
Recorded by The Carter Family; Roy Acuff; many others.

Handle List
1436  Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
179 Box The Gnat [Basic]
1111 Swing [A2]
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
626 Lead (Right|Left) [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
241 Circle To A Line [Basic]
519 Forward & Back [Basic]
650 Load The Boat [Plus]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1175 Trade [Basic]
1245 Turn Thru [Mainstream]
1111 Swing [A2]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

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