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Gimme Back My Blues
C Bar C 551
 
    
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Gimme Back My Blues
 
C Bar C 551
 


ID: 5112
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.squaredancemusic.com
Label information
Grid list of C Bar C recordings
Copies1
Vic's Rating3 (average)
Bpm 
Duration3:31
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
*Way down in Southern West Virginia
Lived a girl they called old Emogene

Left allemande that corner, dosado your own
Left allemande and weave around the ring
Old Emogene told me if I would be her husband
Dosado and promeande
Well hello good times, so long bad times
Goodbye down and out blues


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*She may be rich, but there's always a hitch
Well old Emogene's half Indian and half bulldog


*I'm gonna run, being rich ain't no fun
Judge won't you gimme back, oh judge won't you gimme back...


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Well the head (side) two couples square thru and you get four hands and then
Dosado with the corner girl, make an ocean wave and then
Recycle then sweep 1/4 friend
Star thru and then go right & left thru and turn the girl
Rollaway with a half sashay, pass thru and do a u-turn back
Swing that corner and promenade
I'm telling you son, don't marry for mon'
Hey, judge won't you gimme back my blues


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...Hey, judge won't you gimme back my blues
 
Lyrics

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Gimme Back My Blues
 
 

Way down in southern West Virginia
Lived a girl that they called Emma Jean
Now her old man died and left her all his money
He was a coal field king

Now Emma Jean told me if you'll be my husband
I'll dress you in patent leather shoes
Well hello good times, so long ramblin'
Goodbye down and out blues

Now mama, she told me don't marry for money
She may act just like a queen
She may be rich, but there's always a hitch
She can talk sweet and still be mean

Now buddy I know, don't you marry for dough
I remember when I didn't have any
I'm telling you son, if you marry for money
You're gonna earn every penny

Now Emma Jean she never took her hair down
She just moped around all day dressed in her slip
Now I couldn't drink beer or smoke my cigar
She was awful good at cracking that whip

Now old Emma Jean's half Indian and half bulldog
And I'm just a coyote howling
Because she's either on the war path or sitting round the house
Stretched out on her tail and a-growling

Well now breakfast in bed ain't so bad for your head
If you're laying there enjoying the snack
But it ain't so much fun if you're the one carrying
While she's propped up in the sack

Now buddy I know, don't you marry for dough
You'd be better off withholding your shoes
Well, I'm gonna run, being rich ain't no fun
Hey Judge won't you give me back, judge won't you give me back
Judge won't you give me back my blues

Well, I'm gonna run, being rich ain't no fun
Hey Judge won't you give me back my blues

Lyrics by Billy Edd Wheeler.
Recorded by Jerry Reed.
 
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Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
429 Dosado [Basic]
1399 Step To A Wave [Basic]
1750 Recycle (generic) [Mainstream]
1110 Sweep (fract) [Basic]
1487 1/4 (fraction)
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
880 Rollaway (With A Half Sashay) [Basic]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
1256 U-Turn Back [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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