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Twelfth Street Rag
Scope 510
 
    
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Twelfth Street Rag
 
ID: 6764
   Instrumental  

LabelScope
WEB SITE www.dosado.com
Label information
Grid list of Scope recordings
Number510
TypeSinging Call
Copies1
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm130
Duration3:04
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
Jim Mayo (picture)     recordings by Jim Mayo

Jim Mayo

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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

Walk around that corner, men star by the left you know
One time around right past your own,
Turn the right hand lady by the right
Go once and a half around and then the girls star left tonight
Once around to the same man pass him by, turn the next by the right
Go a full turn to the corner, then left allemande you know
Come back one and dosado then promenade back home
You promenade your lady fair, rock and roll it around the square
You're dancing to the Twelfth Street Rag


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Head 2 a right & left thru, turn your girl and then
Square thru in the middle of the set, count 4 hands my friend
With the sides swing thru two times, a double swing thru
When you're through make an ocean wave, rock awhile
Then all 8 circulate, then swing the corner, swing that pretty maid
Allemande left new corner girl, come back and promenade
You promenade this loving doll, rock 'em roll 'em round the hall
You dance it to the Twelfth Street Rag


TAG

You're dancin' to the Twelfth Street Rag
 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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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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