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Red Boot 119
 
    
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Big Mable Murphy
Red Boot 119
 


ID: 9929
   Instrumental  

TypeSinging Call
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Grid list of Red Boot recordings
Copies2
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
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Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

4 ladies promenade go once inside the land
Now box the gnat and do the dosado
Why don't you join hands circle to the left go walking round
Left allemande ole corner, weave the ring
Big Mable Murphy, she loved little Melvin
Swing that girl around and promenade
*He would try to take over and sass Big Mable
And her great big fist would black little Melvin's eye


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*Yes poor little Melvin woke up every morning
With 2 black eyes and knucklebumps on his head


*They say little Melvin got wild on bathtub gin
And it made him grow to almost twice his size


*Now Mable whispers oh I'd give anything
If once more I could black little Melvin's eye


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Those heads square thru 4 hands around you go
And meet ole corner lady, dosado
Why don't you swing thru and then 2 boys trade again
Now box the gnat and do the right & left thru
Dive thru and square thru 3/4 round you go
Swing the corner girl and promenade
*Big Mable Murphy, she loved little Melvin
But he never could learn to do just what she said

 
Lyrics

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Big Mable Murphy
 
 

Way back in twenty-nine, somewhere in Coffeeville
Was a honky tonk named Big Mable Murphy's
She had a sweetheart named Little Melvin
And hair would fly between them every night

They say Little Melvin got wild on bathtub gin
'Cause it made him grow to almost twice his size
He'd try to take over and sass Big Mable
And her great big fist would black Little Melvin's eyes

Big Mable Murphy, she loved Little Melvin
But he never did learn to do just what she said
'Cause poor Little Melvin woke up ev'ry morning
With two black eyes and knuckle bumps on his head

Then late one rainy night Scarface Muzziola
Came in and started shovin' folks around
Big Mable Murphy was back in the kitchen
So just for fun he shot Little Melvin down

Early next morning down by the river
Scarface Muzziola was found real short of breath
They say that Scarface had died from a whoopin'
He had two black eyes and knuckle bumps on his head

Big Mable Murphy's place raved on until she died
And they say sometimes a tear would fill her eye
And then she'd whisper, "Lord, I'd give anything
If once more I could black Little Melvin's eyes"

Lyrics by Dallas Frazier.
Recorded by Dallas Frazier; Tennessee Ernie Ford; Diana Ross; many others.
 

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