Vic and Debbie Ceder's Square Dance Resource Net Printer friendly version 
 Square Dance Resource Net  (Home)ArticlesCallers and CuersClubsEventsResourcesChoreographyMusicFrequently Asked QuestionsAcademy for Advanced and Challenge Enthusiasts  (AACE)Ceder Chest Definition BooksCeder Square Dance System  (CSDS)Square Rotation Program  (SQROT)Vic Ceder - Square Dance CallerDefinitions of square dance calls and conceptsMore square dance DefinitionsLists of square dance calls and conceptsDigital music informationSquare dance linksBande DéssineesLos Olivos Honey BeesChocolate BarsBeanie BabiesPokémon Trading CardsSend us feedback
MacGregor 2006
first previous next last 

 Jill Haworth; Liza Minnelli
MacGregor 2006
ID: 5354

TypeSinging CallMacGregor
Label information
Grid list of MacGregor recordings
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Media45 rpm vinyl

Bob Brundage
Bob Brundage
See Also
Old Call(s)
Cue Sheet

FIGURE    C4, corner progression

4 little ladies chain you turn 'em and then
Side 2 ladies chain back again
Heads go forward up and back, star thru in time
Pass thru and circle to a line
Without a stop do a dosado and make an ocean wave
Balance and swing star thru
Center two square thru 3 hands around
Centers in and cast off 3/4 around
Then you can star thru and do a double pass thru
The first two left, the next two right
Right & left thru the two in sight
Cross trail thru to the corner girl, left allemande
Walk right by your own and then swing, promenade
All the way around to the Cabaret, my friend
Come to the Cabaret

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.


What good is sittin' alone in your room
Come hear the music play,
Life is a cabaret old chum
Come to the cabaret.
Put down that knittin', the book and the broom
Time for a holiday,
Life is a cabaret old chum
Come to the cabaret.

Come taste the wine, come hear that band
Come blow your horn, start celebratin'
Right this way, your table's waitin'
No use permittin' some prophet of doom
Wipe every smile away,
Life is a cabaret old chum
So come to the cabaret!

I used to have this girl friend known as Elsie
With whom I shared four sordid rooms in Chelsea
She wasn't what you'd call a blushing flower
As a matter of fact she rented by the hour
The day she died the neighbors came to snicker
Well, that's what comes of too much pills and liquor
But when I saw her laid down like a queen
She was the happiest corpse I'd ever seen
I think of Elsie to this very day,
I remember how she'd turn to me and say:

"What good is sittin' alone in your room
Come hear the music play,
Life is a cabaret old chum
Come to the cabaret"
And as for me, ha!
And as for me,
I made my mind up back in Chelsea
When I goooooooooooooooo,
I'm going like Elsie

Start by admitting from cradle to tomb
There isn't that long a stay
Life is a Cabaret, old chum
It's only a Cabaret old chum
Life is a Cabaret, old chum
And I love a Cabaret!

Composed by John Kander.
Lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Recorded by Jill Haworth; Liza Minnelli.

January 1967.
Handle List
1482  4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
519 Forward & Back [Basic]
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
241 Circle To A Line [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1399 Step To A Wave [Basic]
154 Balance [Basic]
2053 Swing Star Thru
1446 Very Centers IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1481 3 (number)
206 Centers In [Mainstream]
201 Cast Off (fract) [Mainstream]
1489 3/4 (fraction)
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
435 Double Pass Thru [Basic]
630 Left (used as Mirror) CONCEPT
1781 First Right, Next Left [Basic]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
354 Cross Trail Thru [A1]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1728 Walk By (n)
1479 1 (number)
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

last modified: 2007-10-19 at 00:00:00
ID: 5354
Vic and Debbie Ceder's Square Dance Resource Net