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Old Man River
Blue Ribbon 214
 
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Old Man River
 
Blue Ribbon 214
 


ID: 9712
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging CallBlue Ribbon
WEB SITE www.buddyweavermusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Blue Ribbon recordings
Copies3
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm127
Duration3:39
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

All four ladies chain go across the ring
Join hands and circle go walking around and then
Four ladies roll away, you circle left that way
Four ladies roll away, weave that ring
That Old Man River, he don't know nothin'
Dosado and then you promenade her
That Old Man River, he just keeps on rollin' along


FIGURE    Plus, corner progression

Heads square thru four hands you go
Dosado that corner girl you know
Swing thru I say, and then the girls fold that way
You peel the top, go right & left thru now
You pass thru and bend the line
Walk up to the middle and back
Slide thru, swing the corner, promenade her like that
That Old Man River, he just keeps on rollin' along
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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Old Man River
 
 

Dere's an ol' man called de Mississippi
Dat's de ol' man dat I'd like to be!
What does he care if de world's got troubles?
What does he care if de land ain't free?

Ol' man river,
Dat ol' man river
He mus' know sumpin'
But don't say nuthin',
He jes' keeps rollin',
He keeps on rollin' along.

He don't plant taters,
He don't plant cotton,
An' dem dat plants 'em
Is soon forgotten,
But ol' man river,
He jes' keeps rollin' along.

You an' me, we sweat an' strain,
Body all achin' an' racked wid pain,
Tote dat barge!
Lift dat bale!
Git a little drunk
An' you land in jail.

Ah gits weary
An' sick of tryin'
Ah'm tired of livin'
An' skeered of dyin',
But ol' man river,
He jes' keeps rolling' along.

Colored folks work on de Mississippi,
Colored folks work while de white folks play,
Pullin' dose boats from de dawn to sunset,
Gittin' no rest till de judgement day.

Don't look up
An' don't look down,
You don' dast make
De white boss frown.
Bend your knees
An' bow your head,
An' pull dat rope
Until you'z dead.

Let me go 'way from the Mississippi,
Let me go 'way from de white man boss;
Show me dat stream called de river Jordan,
Dat's de ol' stream dat I long to cross.

Ol' man river,
Dat ol' man river,
He mus' know sumpin'
But don't say nuthin'
He jes' keeps rollin'
He keeps on rollin' along.

Long ol' river forever keeps rollin' on...

He don' plant tater,
He don' plant cotton,
An' dem dat plants 'em
Is soon forgotten,
But ol' man river,
He jes' keeps rollin' along.

Long ol' river keeps hearing dat song.
You an' me, we sweat an' strain,
Body all achin an' racked wid pain.
Tote dat barge!
Lift dat bale!
Git a little drunk
An' you land in jail.

Ah, gits weary
An' sick of tryin'
Ah'm tired of livin'
An' skeered of dyin',
But ol' man river,
He jes' keeps rollin' along!

Composed by Jerome Kern.
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
 
Comments

 
Handle List
1482  4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
880 Rollaway (With A Half Sashay) [Basic]
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
880 Rollaway (With A Half Sashay) [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)
429 Dosado [Basic]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
509 (anyone) Fold [Mainstream]
748 Peel The Top [Plus]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
161 Bend The Line [Basic]
519 Forward & Back [Basic]
988 Slide Thru [Mainstream]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1700 Corner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

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