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Thunder Road
Windsor 4809
 
    
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Thunder Road
Windsor 4809
 


ID: 5528
   Instrumental  
   Vocal  

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.windsorrecords.com
Label information
Grid list of Windsor recordings
Copies3
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
Bruce Johnson (picture)     recordings by Bruce Johnson

Bruce Johnson

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Old Call(s)
Cue Sheet

FIGURE   

Walk around your corners, sides a 1/2 sashay
1 & 3 a full square thru, take 4 hands on your way
Split that outside couple, pass on by your maid
Swing the right hand lady then, get set to promenade
Barrel down the highway, then couples 1 & 3
Wheel around and square thru 3/4 round for me
On to the next and star thru, right & left thru the set
Pass thru, left allemande, and a grand ol' right & left
Oh there was thunder, thunder, over Thunder Road
Dosado your partner, then you promenade her home
Lightning striking, crashing everywhere
Balance out and swing 'em, men, there's thunder in the air


SEQUENCE

Figure twice for heads, then twice for sides. No breaks.
 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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Ballad Of Thunder Road Lyrics ID: 2944

Now let me tell the story, I can tell it all
About the mountain boy who ran illegal alcohol
His daddy made the whiskey, the son he drove the load
And when his engine roared, they called the highway Thunder Road

Sometimes into Ashville, sometimes Memphis town
The revenuers they chased him but they couldn't run him down
Each time they thought they had him, his engine would explode
And he'd go by like they were standin' still on Thunder Road

And there was thunder, thunder over Thunder Road
Thunder was his engine, and white lightning was his load
And there was moonshine, moonshine, quench the devil's thirst
The law they swore they'd get him, but the devil got him first

On the first of April, Nineteen fifty-four
A federal man sent word he'd better make his run no more
He said two hundred agents were coverin' the state
Whichever road he tried to take, they'd get him sure as fate

Son, his Daddy told him, make this run your last
Your tank is filled with hundred-proof, you're all tuned up and gassed
Now, don't take any chances, and if you can't get through
I'd rather have you back again than all that mountain dew

And there was thunder, thunder over Thunder Road
Thunder was his engine, and white lightning was his load
And there was moonshine, moonshine, quench the devil's thirst
The law they swore they'd get him, but the devil got him first

Roarin' out of Harlan, revvin' up his mill
He shot the gap at Cumberland and screamed by Maynordville
With G-men on his taillight, and roadblocks up ahead
The mountain boy took roads that even Angels fear to tread

Blazing right through Knoxville, out on Kingston Pike
Then right outside of Bearden, there they made the fatal strike
He left the road at 90; that's all there is to say
The devil got the moonshine and the mountain boy that day

And there was thunder, thunder over Thunder Road
Thunder was his engine, and white lightning was his load
And there was moonshine, moonshine, quench the devil's thirst
The law they never got him, cause the devil got him first
The law they never got him, cause the devil got him first

Lyrics by Don Raye and Robert Mitchum.
Recorded by Robert Mitchum; Jim & Jesse; others.
 

Comments

Copyright 1962.
 
 

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