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12th Street Rag
MacGregor 950
 
    
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12th Street Rag
 
ID: 5218
   Instrumental  

LabelMacGregor
Label information
Grid list of MacGregor recordings
Number950
TypeSinging Call
Copies2
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
Fenton Jones (picture)     recordings by Fenton Jones

Fenton Jones

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Old Call(s)
Cue Sheet

BREAK

Allemande left the ladies star
The gents go round the ring
Allemande left, the gentlemen star
The girls go round that ring
Same girl, left allemande
Grand right & left you know
Hand over hand around that ring
Meet your lady, hey dosado
The gents star right across the town
You'll turn the opposite girl
Star right back across the set
A left hand swing your pearl
Balance out, bow real low, step right up, dosado
Then swing her to that Twelfth Street rag


FIGURE

You allemande left your corner girl
Walk right by your own
Dosado round your right hand girl
Go home and swing your own
The gents star left across the square
We'll turn the opposite dears
It's twice around, you turn them, boys
Wagon wheel and strip the gears*
Catch her by the left like a dopaso
It's corners right hand round
Partners by the left, the gents star right, go straight across the town
You turn them by the left with a pretty little whirl
Hey, swing, swing that corner girl
Swing her to that Twelfth Street rag

*Wagon wheel & strip the gears: Right forearm grip with partner. Both walk forward (CW) a 3/4 turn, then the gent spins the lady into a right face turn and as she completes the full spin, he catches her with a left forearm grip to continue the dopaso movement.

 
Lyrics

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Twelfth Street Rag Lyrics ID: 719

In a certain city, where the girls are cute and pretty,
They have a raggy, jazzy jazz-time tune.
When you hear that syncopated jazz created melody
You could dance all morning night and noon,
When the slide trombone and moaning saxophone begin to play,
It will make you sad, 'twill make you glad.
Oh boy, what joy,
Burn my clothes for I'm in Heaven, wish I had a million women.

Solomon in all his glory, could have told another story,
Were he but living here today,
With his thousand wives or more, a jazz band on some Egypt shore,
He could dance the night and day away.
I will tell you how they dance
That tantalizing 12th Street Rag.

First you slide, and then you glide, then shimmie for a while;
To the left, then to the right, "Lame Duck," "Get over Sal"
Watch your step then Pirouette, Fox Trot, then squeeze your pal
O-ver you comes stealing such a funny feeling, 'till you feel your senses reeling.
Tantalizing, hypnotizing, mesmerizing strain,
I can't get enough of it, please play it o'er again;
I could dance forever to this refrain,
To that 12th Street, oh you 12th Street Rag.

Jazz-time music is the rage, this is a syncopated age,
ev'ry body loves a jazz-time tune.
For the music captivating, sets your heart a palpitating
You just can't make your feet behave.
Ancients youths of sixty-four, do steps they never did before,
Father time is mad, no one grows old.
Oh boy, what joy,
Put your loving arms around me, say babe, ain't you glad you found me.

Cleopatra on the Nile, could vamp right in the latest style,
If she'd only known this ragtime tune;
Old King Cole a merry soul, called for his pipe and then his bowl,
And the first jazz band his fiddlers three.
Play, oh play me while I dance
That tantalizing 12th Street Rag.

First you slide, and then you glide, then shimmie for a while;
To the left, then to the right, "Lame Duck," "Get over Sal"
Watch your step then Pirouette, Fox Trot, then squeeze your pal
Over you comes stealing such a funny feeling, 'till you feel your senses reeling.
Tantalizing, hypnotizing, mesmerizing strain,
I can't get enough of it, please play it o'er again;
I could dance for ever to this refrain,
To that 12th Street, oh you 12th Street Rag.

Composed by Euday L. Bowman.
Lyrics by James S. Sumner.
 

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