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Big Mable Murphy
Windsor 5093
 
    
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Big Mable Murphy
 
Windsor 5093
 


ID: 7404
   Instrumental  

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.windsorrecords.com
Label information
Grid list of Windsor recordings
Copies2
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Larry Jack
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
Way back in 29 somewhere near Coffeeville
There's a honky tonk called Big Mable Murphy

Left allemande corner, dosado at home
Left allemande corner, weave the ring
Poor little Melvin, got wild on bath tub gin
Dosado and promenade her my friend
He'd bop right over & sass Big Mable
But her great big fist would black little Melvin's eye


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

1 & 3 (2 & 4) square thru 4 hands around you go
Split 2 around 1 make a line you know
Hey you star thru, California twirl, swing the corner girl
Allemande the corner, weave the ring
Poor little Melvin, got wild on bath tub gin
Dosado and promenade her my friend
He'd bop right over & sass Big Mable
But her great big fist would black little Melvin's eye


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But her great big fist would black little Melvin's eye
 
Lyrics

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Big Mable Murphy
 
 

Way back in twenty-nine, somewhere in Coffeeville
Was a honky tonk named Big Mable Murphy's
She had a sweetheart named Little Melvin
And hair would fly between them every night

They say Little Melvin got wild on bathtub gin
'Cause it made him grow to almost twice his size
He'd try to take over and sass Big Mable
And her great big fist would black Little Melvin's eyes

Big Mable Murphy, she loved Little Melvin
But he never did learn to do just what she said
'Cause poor Little Melvin woke up ev'ry morning
With two black eyes and knuckle bumps on his head

Then late one rainy night Scarface Muzziola
Came in and started shovin' folks around
Big Mable Murphy was back in the kitchen
So just for fun he shot Little Melvin down

Early next morning down by the river
Scarface Muzziola was found real short of breath
They say that Scarface had died from a whoopin'
He had two black eyes and knuckle bumps on his head

Big Mable Murphy's place raved on until she died
And they say sometimes a tear would fill her eye
And then she'd whisper, "Lord, I'd give anything
If once more I could black Little Melvin's eyes"

Lyrics by Dallas Frazier.
Recorded by Dallas Frazier; Tennessee Ernie Ford; Diana Ross; many others.
 

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Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
1460 Split The (Outside Couple) [Basic]
1437 Outer 4 IDENTIFIER
922 Around (n) To A Line [Basic]
1479 1 (number)
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
191 California Twirl [Basic]
1111 Swing [A2]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

ID: 7404
   
   
   
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