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Great Big Rollin' Railroad
Kalox 1221
 
    
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Great Big Rollin' Railroad
 
ID: 5249
   Instrumental  

LabelKalox
Label information
Grid list of Kalox recordings
Number1221
TypeSinging Call
Copies2
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
Vaughn Parrish (picture)     recordings by Vaughn Parrish

Vaughn Parrish

Old Call(s)
Cue Sheet

OPENER - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
We're a great big rollin' railroad, one that everybody knows
We were born of gold and silver spike a hundred years ago
We're a thousand wheels of freight train, hear the diesel engine's power
We're the Union Pacific

4 ladies chain
You chain the ladies over then turn and chain 'em back
Turn the girl with an arm around, then promenade the track
We're a million miles of history shinin' in the sun
We're the Union Pacific and our story's just begun


FIGURE   

4 ladies make a ring, circle to the left from where you are
Turn your partner by the left,
Turn your corner right, make a wrong way thar
Boys to the middle with the left hand in back up you know
Shoot the star, left allemande and then bow real low, weave the ring
From the green fields of the prairies to the blue Pacific shores
Swing and whirl the pretty little doll and promenade once more
Cross the flats at Salt Lake City on to Vegas and L.A.
We're the Union Pacific *and we got the right of way


MIDDLE BREAK   

*Face your partner, Grand Q**
We're a great big rollin' railroad, one that everybody knows
We were born of gold and silver spike a hundred years ago
We're a thousand wheels of freight train, hear the diesel engine's power
We're the Union Pacific doin' ninety miles an hour
From the green fields of the prairies to the blue Pacific shores
We deliver your great cargo and come home rollin' home for more
We're a million miles of history shinin' in the sun
We're the Union Pacific and our story's just begun


**Grand Q: from home position, everybody face their partner. Curlique, the ladies star left 3/4, men promenade right 1/4. When you meet, dosado full around my friend. Curlique, men star left 3/4, ladies promenade right 1/4.
When you meet, dosado full around again. Curlique, the ladies star left 3/4, men you promenade right 1/4. When you meet, dosado go full around again. Curlique, men star left 3/4, ladies promenade right 1/4. You meet at home, dosado full around.

 
Lyrics

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Great Big Rollin' Railroad Lyrics ID: 4363

We're a great big rollin railroad
One that everybody knows
We were born of gold and silver spikes
A hundred years ago
We're a million miles of history
A-shinin in the sun
We're the Union Pacific
And our story's just begun

From the great plains of Nebraska
To the California seas
From the summits of the Rockies
To the mighty redwood trees
We're a thousand wheels of freight train
Hear the diesel engines' power
We're the Union Pacific
Doin ninety miles an hour

Bound from Omaha to Portland
Through Cheyenne and Laramie
We're a headed west for Boise
On the mainline to the sea
Cross the flats at Salt Lake City
On to Vegas and LA
We're the Union Pacific
And we've got the right of way

From the green fields of the prairie
To the blue Pacific shore
We deliver your great cargo
And come rollin home for more
On the backbone of our nation
You can see us make the climb
We're the Union Pacific
And we're gonna be on time

From the green fields of the prairie
To the blue Pacific shore
We deliver your great cargo
And come rollin home for more
On the backbone of our nation
You can see us make the climb
We're the Union Pacific
And we're gonna be on time

Composed by Bob Jenkins and Dick Proulx.
Lyrics by Bill Fries.
Recorded by Singing Union Pacific People.
Great Big Rollin’ Railroad


Producing the First Great Big Rollin’ Railroad Commercial 

Comments

Cue sheet notes: This dance is the combined efforts of several people to whom we would like to say thanks for all their efforts. Vaughn Parrish caller and co-author of the dance, Vaughn's grandson who did the diesel horn in the background, Ross Crispino co-author of dance and author of the Grand Q figure. Ross is from Nampa, Idaho, retired from Union Pacific Railroad. Ross and his wife are very active in the square dance movement (Ross as a caller, and Penny as a round dance teacher and cuer). Thanks to Mike Brenneman, square dance caller from Omaha, Nebraska who helped coordinate all of this. Last, but not least, Mr. Edwin C. Schafer, General Director of Public Relations and Advertising, Union Pacific Railroad Co., Omaha, Nebraska who gave permission for us to record "Great Big Rollin' Railroad" as this is the Union Pacific Railroad song. Many thanks, C.O. Guest, Kalox Records.
 
 

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