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Cabaret
Quadrille 834
 
    
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Cabaret
 
Quadrille 834
 


ID: 910
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.squaredancemusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Quadrille recordings
Copies2
Vic's Rating5 (excellent)
Bpm131
Duration3:38
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Lee Main
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

4 ladies chain and you turn them around
And you chain them home again
Join all your hands and circle to the left
Left allemande and weave the ring
What good is sitting alone in your room
Swing that girl and promenade
Life is a cabaret, ole chum
Come to the cabaret


OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER (ALTERNATE)    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
*What good is sittin' alone in your room
Come hear the music play
Life is a cabaret old chum
Come to the cabaret

Allemande and weave
**Put down that knittin', the book and the broom
Time for a holiday
Life is a cabaret old chum
Come to the cabaret


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*No use permittin' some prophet of doom
Wipe every smile away
Life is a cabaret old chum
Come to the cabaret


**Start by admitting from cradle to tomb
There isn't that long a stay
Life is a cabaret old chum
Come to the cabaret


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads square thru 4 hands
Round to the corner, do a right & left thru
Swing thru tonight, boys run right
Ferris wheel and come to the middle and pass thru
Star thru, slide thru and swing
Swing your girl and promenade
Life is a cabaret, ole chum
Come to the cabaret


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Come to the cabaret
 
Lyrics

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Cabaret
 
 

What good is sittin' alone in your room
Come hear the music play,
Life is a cabaret old chum
Come to the cabaret.
Put down that knittin', the book and the broom
Time for a holiday,
Life is a cabaret old chum
Come to the cabaret.

Come taste the wine, come hear that band
Come blow your horn, start celebratin'
Right this way, your table's waitin'
No use permittin' some prophet of doom
Wipe every smile away,
Life is a cabaret old chum
So come to the cabaret!

I used to have this girl friend known as Elsie
With whom I shared four sordid rooms in Chelsea
She wasn't what you'd call a blushing flower
As a matter of fact she rented by the hour
The day she died the neighbors came to snicker
Well, that's what comes of too much pills and liquor
But when I saw her laid down like a queen
She was the happiest corpse I'd ever seen
I think of Elsie to this very day,
I remember how she'd turn to me and say:

"What good is sittin' alone in your room
Come hear the music play,
Life is a cabaret old chum
Come to the cabaret"
And as for me, ha!
And as for me,
I made my mind up back in Chelsea
When I goooooooooooooooo,
I'm going like Elsie

Start by admitting from cradle to tomb
There isn't that long a stay
Life is a Cabaret, old chum
It's only a Cabaret old chum
Life is a Cabaret, old chum
And I love a Cabaret!

Composed by John Kander.
Lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Recorded by Jill Haworth; Liza Minnelli.
 
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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]
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
486 Ferris Wheel [Basic]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
988 Slide Thru [Mainstream]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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