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Memphis Gave Birth To Rock And Roll
Blue Star 2387
 
    
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Memphis Gave Birth To Rock And Roll
 
Blue Star 2387
 


ID: 878
   Instrumental  

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.buddyweavermusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Blue Star recordings
Copies5
Vic's Rating5 (excellent)
Bpm129
Duration3:50
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

David Davis
 
Ricky Chatwell
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Cue Sheet

OPENER    Basic

Four ladies chain across, you turn her left and then
Chain those ladies right back home, turn the girl and then
Join hands and circle to the left around you go
Left allemande that corner, then weave the ring you know
Well I was there when it happened
Don't you think I oughta know,

Swing and promenade that ring
Well I was there when it happened
When Memphis gave birth to rock and roll


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Head couples square thru, four hands around you know
Go all the way and then a right & left thru and turn your girl
Do a pass thru, and trade by, swing thru once more
Now the boy run to the right, couples circulate and then
Do a half tag, scoot back, go boy
Scoot back, go girl, swing and promenade that ring
Well I was there when it happened
When Memphis gave birth to rock and roll

 
Lyrics

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Birth Of Rock And Roll
 
 

Well Nashville had country music but Memphis had the soul
Lord, the white boy had the rhythm and that started rock and roll
And I was here when it happened, don't you all think I ought to know
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I was here when it happened
I watched Memphis give birth to rock and roll, lord, lord yeah.

Well the cat named Elvis Be-Bopped in to Sun right off the street
Sang 'Blue Moon' of old K-Y but he did it with a brand new beat
Guess he sought him a sleeping world and out there by surprise
Jack 'em up, you rang them out and he hung 'em out to dry
I was there when it happened, don't you all think I ought to know, lord, lord
Yeah I was here when it happened
I watched Memphis give birth to rock and roll
Here's kinda the way it happened

Well the drummer boy was the beatin' on the drums a rockin' and a goin' wild
The real city slicker was clickin' and clackin' and doin' it in a different style
Guitar strumming a beat and a pumpin' and the lead man picking out the blues
Hip-shaking singer was a swinging and a swinging saying somethin' 'bout blue suede shoes
And I was here when it happened, Lord I think I ought to know, yeah, yeah
Folks I was here when it happened, I watched Memphis give birth to rock and roll
What you think about it little guitar, c'mon son

Some folks called it the devil's music, others said it wouldn't last long
31 years since we started shakin' proves somebody was wrong
The 64's, the Beatles and the four were rock and roll's best friends
The Beatles and The Stones brought the old beat home
And world went crazy again I was here when it happened
My friend I think I ought to know, yeah, yeah
Well I was there when it happened
I watched Memphis give birth to rock and roll
Lord yeah, c'mon

Lyrics by Carl and Greg Perkins.
Recorded by Roy Orbison.
 

Comments

Ricky Chatwell lives in Rockport Texas , and David Davis lives in Hobbs New Mexico. As of Sep 2015
Posted by Ricky Chatwell on 10 September 2015     ID: 788
Handle List
1482  4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
1177 Trade By [Basic]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
274 Couples Circulate [Basic]
80 1/2 Tag (The Line) [Mainstream]
915 Scoot Back [Mainstream]
915 Scoot Back [Mainstream]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

ID: 878
   
   
   
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