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Better Times A Coming
Thunderbird 147
 
    
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Better Times A Coming
 
ID: 7453
   Instrumental  

LabelThunderbird
WEB SITE www.squaredancemusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Thunderbird recordings
Number147
TypeSinging Call
Copies2
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm 
Duration3:32
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
Bill Volner (picture)     recordings by Bill Volner

Bill Volner

Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Walk around that corner girl, turn partner by the left
Four men to the middle with a right hand star, go once around that set
Now allemande left that corner, swing the partner there
Swing the lady round, sides face grand square
Well the cow went dry and the hens won't lay and no place I can borrow
I told the landlord all the news, and the rent comes due tomorrow
There's lots of money in the bank, they say that's where to keep it
They wouldn't load me any and wouldn't let me see it


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Well the four little ladies chain, go straight across that ring
Head (side) two couples promenade go halfway around I sing
Lead to the right, circle four make a line for me
Rock up to the middle and come on back, star thru you see
Pass thru, trade by, pass thru and swing
Allemande left that corner girl and promenade that ring
Keep on pickin' the old banjo, keep the guitar strumming
Put more water in the soup, there's better times a coming

 
Lyrics

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Better Times A-Coming Lyrics ID: 3753

Well, the cows went dry. The hens don't lay. There's no place I can borrow
Give the landlord all the news and the rent comes due tomorrow
Lots of money in the bank. They say that's where they keep it
Not only wouldn't they loan me some, they wouldn't let me see it

So pick away on the old banjo
Keep that guitar strumming
Put more water in the soup
There's better times a-coming

Well, Mary Lou could pull a plow if only I would let her
Twice as strong as any ox and she don't smell much better
I didn't kiss that Mary Lou but once, and then I had to leave her
Make's my collar get too tight, I start to burn with fever

So pick away on the old banjo
Keep that guitar strumming
Put more water in the soup
There's better times a-coming

Well, a man came by the other day a-huntin' manual labor
I told him I hadn't seen the guy, why don't he ask the neighbor?
So come on, boys, get your gals and kick your heels up higher
Don't let no one steal your gal, just hold her a little tighter

So pick away on the old banjo
Keep that guitar strumming
Put more water in the soup
There's better times a-coming

My rooster used to chase a hen, he just kept getting thinner
He nearly ran himself to death, so I brought him in for dinner
Cotton crops are mighty poor, the weeds are really a-growin'
I need a woman pretty bad to help me with the hoein'

So pick away on the old banjo
Keep that guitar strumming
Put more water in the soup
There's better times a-coming

There's better times a-coming

Lyrics by traditional.
Recorded by Jimmy Martin.
 

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