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

TypeSinging CallMacGregor
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Grid list of MacGregor recordings
Quantity2
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Fenton Jones
Fenton Jones
Piano Sheet Music
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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
 
 

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 shimmy 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 shimmy 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.
Recorded by Bennie Moten.
 
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