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Birth Of Rock And Roll
Quadrille 847
 
    
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Birth Of Rock And Roll
 
Quadrille 847
 


ID: 964
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.squaredancemusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Quadrille recordings
Copies5
Vic's Rating5 (excellent)
Bpm128
Duration3:48
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
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Cue Sheet

OPENER    Basic

Four ladies promenade get once around the ring
Get on back and swing that man and everybody swing
Join all your hands, circle left get around that ring
Left allemande and weave around that ring
I was there when it happened
Swing that girl around and promenade on down
I was there when it happened
When Memphis gave birth to rock and roll


FIGURE    Plus, corner progression

Head two couples square thru and rock it 4 and go
Meete your corner lady there and do a dosado
Swing thru, it's two by two, and boys run to the right
1/2 tag, scoot back, go in and out you do
Boys run, slide thru, single circle, rear back
Swing that girl around and promenade on down
I was there when it happened
When Memphis gave birth to rock and roll


MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

A cat named Elvis be-bopped in to Sun right off the street
Sang blue moon of old K.Y. and did it with a brand new beat
I guess he saw him a sleepin' world and out there by surprise
Jacked 'em up, wrang 'em out and hung 'em out to dry

Four ladies promenade get once around that ring
Well get on back and swing and promenade I sing
I was there when it happened
When Memphis gave birth to rock and roll


CLOSER    Basic

Some called it Devil's music, others said it wouldn't last long
31 years since we started shakin', proves somebody was wrong
In 64 the Beatles and the 4 were Rock and Roll's best friend
The Beatles and the Stones took the old beat home
And the world went crazy again

4 ladies promenade get once around that ring
Well get on back and swing and promenade I sing
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

 
Handle List
1436  Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1670 4/4 (fraction)
1111 Swing [A2]
1111 Swing [A2]
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)
429 Dosado [Basic]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
80 1/2 Tag (The Line) [Mainstream]
915 Scoot Back [Mainstream]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
988 Slide Thru [Mainstream]
955 Single Circle To A Wave [Plus]
1731 Rear Back
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1670 4/4 (fraction)
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1670 4/4 (fraction)
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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