Region 3: Ohio River Valley: Kentucky/Southern Ohio/Southern Indiana – 6 callers, 20 recordings

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Caller 1: Sam Jones (Stovepipe No. 1)

Cincinnati, OH

Cripple Creek/Sourwood Mountain (113 bpm)
August 1924 (Columbia 201)

Stovepipe No. 1: harmonica, kazoo, guitar

Form: four-couple square
Calling: calls sung to the melody of the tune
Figures: Circle, Promenade

(following Cripple Creek) I’ve got a gal on sourwood mountain, swing corners all the way round, eight hands up and circle to the right, promenade that lady round ------------------------------------------------------------------------- eight hands up and circle to the right, promenade all the way round, swing your gal, let mine alone -------------

Turkey In The Straw (113 bpm)
August 1924 (Columbia 201)

Stovepipe No. 1: harmonica, kazoo, guitar

Form: four-couple square
Calling: calls sung to the melody of the tune
Figures: Circle, Promenade
Calling: calls sung to the melody of the tune
Figures: Circle, Promenade

-------------------------------------------------------------- eight hands up and circle to the right and promenade all the way round, swing the gal you love the best, please let mine alone ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ all to your places, straighten up your faces, you swing partner, swing tomcat -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- eight hands up and circle to the right, promenade all the way round, swing the gal you love the best, please let mine alone -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Caller 2: Asa Martin

Clark County, KY (b. 1900)
 

Girl I Left Behind (132 bpm)
March 1929 (Gennett 6826)

Doc Roberts (fiddle), Asa Martin (guitar)

Form: four-couple square
Calling: mostly sung, fit to the melody of the tune, some monotone calls on the tonic
Figures: Circle, Promenade, Circle Four, Right-Hands Across

-------------------------------- all join hands and circle to the right ------------------------ halfway and back --------------------- break and swing your partner ------------- promenade home ------------------------- first couple lead off, four hands around ------------ right-hands across ------------ left back ----- swing your opposite lady ----- don’t forget your partner ---------------- across that mountain one more time, ---- (?), swing your partner halfway around grab that girl behind you ----------------- take her back and promenade all, swing that calico from the wall -------------------- break and swing your partner ------------- promenade all ----------------- first couple lead out, four hands across --------- break and swing your partner --------------------- dance ------------------------------------------

Who’s Been Here Since I’ve Been Gone (123 bpm)
March 1929 (Gennett 6826)

Doc Roberts (fiddle), Asa Martin (guitar)

Form: four-couple square
Calling: monotone calls on the tonic
Figures: Circle, Star Promenade, Gents Fall Back, Promenade, Grand Right and Left, Circle Four, Basket

-------------------------------- all hands up and circle to the left ------------ halfway and back ------------- ladies to the center -------------- gents the same -------------- fall back one -------- swing ---- fall back two -------- swing ------------- fall back three ------------ swing ----------------- fall back four -------- swing ----------- everybody swing your partner -------------- promenade -------------- chain --------------- swing -------------- first couple lead out, four hands around ----------- ladies bow ----- gents the same --------------- all to the left ----- halfway and back -------------- ladies to the center ------------- gents the same ------------- fall back one ----- swing ------- fall back two ----

Martha Campbell (124 bpm)
March 1929 (Supertone 9397)

Doc Roberts (fiddle), Asa Martin (guitar)

Form: four-couple square
Calling: spoken calls
Figures: Circle, Promenade, Figure eight, Swing Ma and Pa

--------------------------------- partners to their places -------------- all join hands and circle to the left ----------------------------- break and swing your opposite partner ---------------------- don’t forget your own --------------------- everybody promenade home ----------------------------- first couple start with a figure eight --------------------- swing your opposite partner ------- swing that calico on the wall ----------- Whup that fiddle, boy, whup that fiddle ------------- all promenade ------------- stop at home --------------- join hands and circle to the left --------- Whoo-ee! ----------- swing Grandma and then Grandpa and meet that girl from Arkansas ----------------- Whup that fiddle, boy, whup that fiddle ----------------------------- everybody swing their partners home --------------------------------------------

Waltz the Hall (123 bpm)
March 1929 (Supertone 9670)

Doc Roberts (fiddle), Asa Martin (guitar)

 

Form: four-couple square
Calling: monotone calls on the tonic
Figures: Circle, Divide the Ring, Grand Right and Left, Double-Elbow Swing, Promenade

 

-------------------------------- all hands up and circle left -------------- swing your partner  ----------------------------- first couple lead off ---- waltz the hall --------- waltz the hall like you used to do, waltz the hall and cut off two -------------------------- swing your partner --------------- waltz the hall like you did before --------- waltz the hall and cut off four ------------- swing your partner ------------ waltz the hall ---- pick up sticks ------ waltz the hall and cut off six ------------- swing your partner ------------- waltz the hall and place ‘em straight ------------- waltz the hall and cut off eight --------------- swing your partner ---------- circle eight, right hand to your partner --- right and wrong ------ long chain linking, keep hooking arms ---------- all the way around -- halfway back --------- meet your partner -------------- promenade home ------------- everybody swing your partner home ---------------------------

Cuttin' At The Point (141 bpm)
October 1932 (Champion 16528)

Charlie Wilson & His Hillbillies (Hatton Brothers): fiddle, guitar

Form: four-couple square
Calling: shouted, pitched, sung
Figures: Circle, Single File, Circle Four, Figure Eight, Right-Hands Across, Balance, Swing Ma and Pa

------------------------ join hands and circle right ----------- halfway and back ------------ all come back in a single line, ladies in front and the gents behind ------------------------- first couple lead out now ---- lady around the lady and the gent around the gent ------- lady around the gent and the gent around the lady -------- circle four ------- half by the right ---- back by the left ------  swing your opposite girl ---- now your own ------------ balance next couple -------- lady around the lady --- gent around the gent ----- lady around the gent and the gent around the lady ----------- out by the right --- back by the left -------- circle four -------- swing your opposite ---------- now your own ---------------------------- balance next couple out there --- right-hands across ---- and how do you do ------ left hand back and how are you ------- circle four in the middle of the floor ------------- swing your opposite ---- and now your own ------- balance next couple ------- right hands across and how do you do ---- left hand back and how are you ---- circle four in the middle of the floor -------------- swing your opposite --------------now your own ------ balance --------------- swing grandma then grand pa, and then that girl from Arkansas -------------------- lady around the lady ----- gent around the gent ------- lady around the gent, gent around the lady ------ circle four -----

Shelven Rock (136 bpm)
October 1932 (Champion 16528)

Charlie Wilson & His Hillbillies (Hatton Brothers): fiddle, guitar

Form: four-couple square

Calling: shouted, pitched, sung
Figures: Circle, Grand Right and Left, Promenade, Lady Round the Lady and the Gent Also, Right-Hands Across, Bird in the Cage, Double-Elbow Swing

------------------------- all join hands and circle south ------ halfway and back ------ swing your opposite --- right hand to your partner ------ meet your partner and run away ---------------- first couple lead out --- lady round the lady and the gent also ------- lady round the gent and the gent don't go -------- circle four ----- half by the right -------- back by the left ---------- swing your opposite partner, now your own ---- meet your partner and run away, balance the next couple ----- lady round the lady and the gent also, lady round the gent and the gent don't go ---------------- circle four --- half by the right --- back by the left ------ swing your opposite partner ---- now your own ------- meet your partner and run away---- balance the next couple -- cage the bird ------- bird jump out and crow jump in ---- all hands high and gone again ----- swing your opposite --- and now your own ------- balance the next couple --------- cage the bird --- bird jump out and crow jump in ----- all hands high and gone again ----- swing your opposite, and now your own ---- everybody promenade your partner home -------- give your opposite the double elbow swing ----------------- all the way around and halfway back ------ promenade ------ swing your partner at home -----------

Ride the Goat Over the Mountain (141 bpm)
April 1933 (Champion 16601)

Charlie Wilson & His Hillbillies (Hatton Brothers): fiddle, banjo, guitar

Form: four-couple square
Calling: shouted, pitched, sung
Figures: Circle, Promenade, Circle Four, Right-Hands Across, Swing Ma and Pa, Do-si-do (hand-turning)

-------------------- all join hands and circle right -------- halfway and back ----------- break and swing your partner ------- now your opposite ----- promenade --------------- first couple lead out ----- four hands around ----- right hands across ----- left back ------- swing your opposite lady -------- now your own ------ swing ma, now pa, swing that girl from Arkansas ------------ take her back and promenade all --------- swing that girl like a fly on the wall ---------------------- break and swing your partner ------ promenade all ------ next couple lead out ----- right hand across ----- left back ------- swing your opposite lady ------ now your partner -------- next couple lead off ---- right hand across ------ left back --- circle four ----- ladies do-si-do ----- gents you know ----- chain ------ swing ------ swing your partner ------next couple lead off ------ right hand across and how do you do ---- left hand back and how are you ----------- couple up four in the middle of the floor ----- ladies do-si-do and gents you know --------- swing your opposite lady ------- don't forget your partner -------------------- next couple out ---- right hand across ---- how do you do ------ left hand back and how are you ------- couple up four -------- promenade ------- everybody swing your partner at home ---------

Hook and Line (139 bpm)
April 1933 (Champion 16628)

Hatton Brothers (fiddle, banjo)

Form: four-couple square
Calling: shouted, pitched, sung
Figures: Circle, Divide the Ring, Grand Right and Left, Double-Elbow Swing, Promenade

-------------------------- circle left and swing your partner --------- first couple lead off and waltz the hall ------ waltz the hall as you used to do ------ waltz the hall and cut off two ------ now swing your partner -------- waltz the hall like you did before -------- waltz the hall and cut off four ------ then swing your partner --------------waltz the hall and pick up sticks -------- waltz the hall and cut off six ----- swing your partner ------- waltz the hall and place 'em straight ----------- waltz the hall and cut off eight ------------------ circle eight ------ right hand to partner -------- right and wrong ---------------- long chain linking, keep hooking arms ---------- all the way around ----- halfway back ------- meet your partner --------- run away ------ next couple lead off ---- waltz the hall as you used to do, swing your partner ---- promenade home -- everybody swing your partner at home -------

Wish I Had My Time Again (148 bpm)
April 1933 (Champion 16628)

Asa Martin (guitar), Hatton Brothers (fiddle, banjo)

Form: four-couple square
Calling: shouted, pitched, sung
Figures: Circle, Star Promenade, Gents Fall Back, Promenade, Grand Right and Left, Circle Four, Basket

---------------------------- all hands up and circle left ------- halfway and back ------------- ladies to the center ------------- gents the same--------------------- fall back one and swing --------- fall back two and swing ----------------- fall back three and swing ----- fall back four and swing ---- everybody swing your partner ----- promenade --- chain ---------------- swing -------- first couple lead out four hands around ------ ladies bow and gents know how --------- all to the left ------ halfway and back ---------- fall back one and swing ------------ fall back two and swing ------------------------- fall back three and swing --------- fall back four and swing ------------------ next couple lead out four hands around ------ ladies bow --- gents the same ---- all to the left ----- halfway and back ------------ladies to the center ------- gents the same ----- fall back one and swing --- fall back two and swing ----------------- fall back three and swing ------------------------ fall back four and swing ----- everybody promenade -- home ----- everybody swing your partner home ----------

Caller 3: Albert Crockett

Bath County, Kentucky (c. 1884)

Sugar In My Coffee (134 bpm)
February 1931 (Crown 3075)

Crockett's Kentucky Mountaineers (fiddle, guitar, banjo, bones)

Form: four-couple square, verse-chorus

Calling: patter calls, shouted, chanted, sung

Figures: Circle, Promenade, Balance, Lady Round Lady and the Gent Also, Circle Four, Do-si-do (hand-turning), Chase the Rabbit, Bird in the Cage, Swing Ma and Pa

---------------- Take your partner by your side, all join hands and circle out wide -------- half-way back and promenade home ------------------- first couple lead out, balance and swing --- lady round lady, the gent also, around the gent, the gent don't go ----- ring of four ---- do-si-do --- gents you know --- swing your partner, on you go ---------- gather round the old grapevine, you swing your gal, I'll swing mine -------- chase that rabbit, chase that squirrel, chase that pretty girl round the world ----- chase that possum, chase that coon, chase that old man round the moon, ring of four ------ cage the bird --------------------- bird out, buzzard in, eight hands up and gone again ------- swing partner and everybody swing ---------- round and round, round and round ----- round your corner, past her house, love your honey and take her south ----------------- chicken in the dough-pan peckin’ out dough -- Granny will your dog bite, no child, no -- ace is high, deuce is low two little sisters do-si-do ------------------ grab your honey and pass her by, take the left-hand lady and shoo-fly ----- shoo-fly, shoo-fly your left-hand lady and a shoo-fly ----------------- swing that gal from Arkansas, swing that gal and mother-in-law --------- hurry up boys and shake a leg, when we get through, we'll hit the keg ----------------- next couple out ----- ring of four ------- cage the bird -- bird hops out, crow hops in, crow fell down and spins again, jump right up and form again ---------- get your partner and promenade home ----------- you know where and I don't care

Caller 4: Lee Day

Grayson County, KY (b. 1900)

Dogs in the Ashcan (Flop-Eared Mule) (145 bpm)
February 1931 (Champion 16229)

Lonesome Luke (Decker) & His Farm Hands: fiddle, two guitars, tenor banjo

Form: four-couple square
Calling: shouted calls
Figures: Balance, Circle, Grand Right and Left, Promenade

 

---------------- balance hands up, circle left ---- partner right -- partners left ------ right and left all the way around ---------- meet your partner and promenade home ----------- first couple lead out -- two hands up --- four hands down ------ six hands go round and round -------------- hands up, circle left ---- partner right ---- partners left, right and left all the way around -------------- meet your partner, promenade home ------- next couple go ------ two hands up --------- four hands down -------- six hands go round and round --------- balance all -------- partner right --- partners left -- right and left all the way around --------- meet your partner, promenade home ----- next couple go ---- two hands up ------ four hands down ------- six hands go round and round ------------- balance all ---------- partner right --- partners left --- right and left all the way around ---------- meet your partner, promenade home ----------- hands up and circle left ---------- partner right ----- partners left ------ right and left all the way around ------------- meet your partner, promenade home ---------------- hands up and circle left ----------- partner right ------- swing back home ---

Wild Hog in the Woods (143 bpm)
February 1931 (Champion 16229)

Lonesome Luke (Decker) & His Farm Hands: fiddle, two guitars, tenor banjo

Form: four-couple square
Calling: shouted calls
Figures: Circle, Grand Right and Left, Promenade, Cowboy Loop, Do-si-do (hand-turning)

--------------- hands up and circle left --------------- partner right ----- right and left all the way around ------------- take your partner and promenade home --- first couple go make that cowboy loop ------ double loop right back --------- balance all ------- do-si-do, gents you know -- once and a half and let her go --------- swing and dance the next ------- make that cowboy loop ----- double loop right back --------- hands up four ---- give and take ----------------- swing home, next couple go ----- make that cowboy loop around the hall ------ double loop right back ------- balance all ------------ do-si-do, gents you know, once and a half and let her go ------------- swing and dance the next ----------- dance the cowboy loop around the hall -------- double loop right back ----- hands up four ----------- do-si-do, once and a half and let her go ----------- swing and swing home -------- hands up and circle left ----- partner right, partners left --- right and left all the way around ------------ meet your partner and promenade home ------------- hands up and circle back left ------- circle back to the right ---- balance all ----------------

Beaver Valley Breakdown (Chicago Breakdown) (142 bpm)
February 1931 (Champion 16269)

Lonesome Luke (Decker) & His Farm Hands: fiddle, two guitars, tenor banjo

Form: four-couple square
Calling: shouted calls
Figures: Circle, Promenade, Outside Circle, Inside Swing, Grand Right and Left, Promenade

----------- hands up and circle left --------- partner right -------- promenade your partner home --------- first couple go -- two take four ----- four take six ---- three couples stand out ------ outside circle, inside swing ------- pop that whip and make it ring ------- hands up all ------ partners left --- right and left all the way around ----------- meet your partner -- dance the next ---- two take four ---- four take six ------- three couples stand out --------- outside circle and inside swing --- pop that whip and make it ring ------------- break and swing at home, the next couple go ------- two take four ------ four take six -------- outside circle, inside swing ---------pop that whip and make it ring ------------- swing and dance the next ----- two take four ------- four take six ------ three couples stand out, outside circle, inside swing, --- pop that whip and make it ring ------------ hands up and circle left ------ partner right ----- partners left ---- right and left all the way around --------------- take your partner, promenade home ------

Halfway to Arkansas (146 bpm)
February 1931 (Champion 16269)

Lonesome Luke (Decker) & His Farm Hands: fiddle, two guitars, tenor banjo

Form: four-couple square
Calling: shouted calls, rhyming patter
Figures: Circle, Grand Right and Left, Promenade, Right-Hands Across, Circle Four, Balance, Do-si-do (hand-turning)

---------- hands up and circle left ------- partner right -- right and left all the way around ---- dance lively -------- meet your partner and promenade -----------promenade home -- first couple go make that right-hand cross ------- left hand back, circle right ------ balance all ---------- do-si-do ---- once-and-a-half and let her go --------- swing and dance the next --------- right-hand cross and circle left ------ left-hand back and circle right --------- hands up four ------ do-si-do, gents you know, you won't get to heaven if you don't do so --------- swing and dance the next ------ right-hands across around the hall --------- left-hands back and circle right ----- balance all ----- do-si-do --- once and a half and let her go -------- swing home, the next couple go -------- right-hands across and circle left, left-hands back and circle right --------- balance all ------ do-si-do, gents you know, once and a half and let her go --------------- swing and dance the next -------- right-hand across and circle left ----- left-hand back and circle right -------- balance all --------- do-si-do gents you know ---- once-and-a-half and let her go -------- swing at home, next couple go ------------ right-hands across and circle left -- left-hands back and circle right ------- balance all ----------

Caller 5: Jess Hillard

Richmond (Wayne County), Indiana (b. 1895)
(family from Kentucky)

Arkansas Traveler (130 bpm)

 

September 1931 (Champion 16333)

 

Jess Hillard & His New Richmond Aces: Jess Johnston (fiddle), Jess Hillard (guitar), mandolin

Form: four-couple square
Calling: shouted calls
Figures: Circle, Single File, Allemande Left Corner, Grand Right and Left, Promenade, Balance, Swing Ma and Pa, Double-Elbow Swing

All right fill up the floor for an old square dance, four more couples, three more, all right boys, Arkansas Traveler, let ‘er go ------------- everybody to your places, straighten up your faces ------------ honor your partners right and wrong, join your hands and circle along --------- halfway round and single file back ---------- home you are and shuffle round eight, swing ‘em around like swingin’ on a gate, honor your corners if you ain’t too late, right to your partner and a quick change eight -------- all the way around --------------- first couple balance and swing ---- gents lead out to the right and swing your pa -- now your ma -- now the gal from Arkansas ---- on to the next and swing your pa -- now your ma -- now the gal from Arkansas ---- on to the next and swing your pa -- now your ma -- now the gal from Arkansas ----- home you are and everybody dance ----- corners turn ---- grand right and left ------ halfway around and promenade back ------------------- second couple balance and swing ---- gents lead off to the right and swing your pa -- now your ma -- now the gal from Arkansas ---- on to the next and swing your pa -- now your ma -- now the gal from Arkansas ---- on to the next and swing your pa -- now your ma -- now the gal from Arkansas ---- home you are and everybody dance ----- corner turn ------ grand right and left ------- halfway around and the elbow hook back --------------- third couple balance and swing ------ gents lead off to the right and swing your pa -- now your ma -- now the gal from Arkansas ---- on to the next and swing your pa -- now your ma -- now the gal from Arkansas ---- on to the next and swing your pa -- now your ma --now the gal from Arkansas ----

Cackling Hen (131 bpm)
September 1931 (Champion 16333)

Jess Hillard & His New Richmond Aces: Jess Johnston (fiddle), Jess Hillard (guitar), mandolin

Form: four-couple square
Calling: shouted calls
Figures: Circle, Allemande Left Corner, Grand Right and Left, Promenade, Balance, Bird in the Cage, Half Promenade, Right and Left Through, Circle Four, Double-Elbow Swing, Do-si-do (hand-turning)

 

All right fill up the floor for a square dance, all right boys, let ‘er go. ---------------- honor your partners right and wrong, join your hands and circle along ------------ home you are and shuffle round eight, swing ‘em around like swingin’ on a gate, honor your corners if you ain’t too late, right hand to your partner and a quick change eight ------ all the way around ------------- first couple balance and swing --- out to the right, lady in the center and three hands around ------ bird fly out and the crow fly in, flap your wings and gone again -------- circle four ----- half promenade ----- right and left through and on to the next ------------- lady in the center and three hands around ------ bird fly out and the crow fly in, flap your wings and gone again ---- circle up four ------ left-hand lady with the left hand around, partner with a right as you come around ----- half promenade ----- right and left through and on to the next ------ lady in the center and three hands around ------- bird fly out and the crow fly in, flap your wings and gone again -------- left-hand lady with the left hand aroundpartner with a right as you come around -------- half promenade --- right and left through --- home you are, balance all, swing ----- corner turn ----- grand right and left ----- halfway around and the elbow hook back -------------------------------- fourth couple balance and swing ------- out to the right, lady in the center and three hands around ------- bird fly out and the crow fly in, flap your wings and gone again ------ circle four ----- left-hand lady with the left hand around, partner with a right as you come around, half promenade -- right and left through and on to the next ----- lady in the center and three hands around ------- balance all, swing

Caller 6: Unknown

Washington Quadrille (137 bpm)
November 1931 (Champion 16389)

Jimmie Johnson's String Band
(Anderson County, KY): fiddle, guitar, tenor banjo

Form: four-couple square
Calling: shouted calls, patter
Figures: Circle, Promenade, Balance, Ocean Wave, Do-si-do (hand-turning), Circle Four, Swing Ma and Pa, Basket

-------- all join hands ------ all the way around, promenade back ----- home and balance all --- don't forget your corner swing ----- now your own, first couple out to the right -- dance the ocean wave -- wave boys wave ------- forward and back ------- swing four ---- ladies do and gents you know ----- swing your opposite once and a half and now your own ---- on to the next dance the ocean wave ----- wave boys wave ------- swing four ------ ladies do and gents you know ------ swing your opposite once and a half ---- now your own -- on to the next, the next couple go, dance the ocean wave -- hurry up boys, hurry up ---- swing four ------ ladies do and gents you know, swing your opposite once and a half, now your own ---------- on to the next, dance the ocean wave ------ dance up, dance up ---- swing four --- ladies do and gents you know ------ swing your opposite once and a half, now your own --- on to the next, the next couple go ---- swing your ma -- swing your pa ---- now your honey you left in Arkansas ------- swing four ------ladies bow --- gents you know how ---- swing your opposite once and a half and on to the next, the next couple go -------- swing four ------ ladies bow and gents know how --------- ladies do and gents you know, swing your opposite once and a half, now your own, on to the next, dance the ocean wave ----------- swing four ---- home and balance all --------

Step Lively (135 bpm)
November 1931 (Champion 16389)

Jimmie Johnson's String Band
(Anderson County, KY): fiddle, guitar, tenor banjo

Form: four-couple square
Calling: shouted calls, patter
Figures: Circle, Chase the Rabbit, Circle Four, Basket, Do-si-do (hand-turning), Swing Ma and Pa

--- On your heels and on your toes, all join hands, around we go ------ All the way round and halfway back ------ Home simmer down ------ First couple lead off to the right --- Chase the rabbit, chase the squirrel, chase that pretty girl around the world ------ Dance up, dance up ---- Swing four --- Ladies bow and gents know how -------- On to the next --- Chase the rabbit, chase the squirrel, chase that pretty girl around the world ------- Swing four ------- Ladies do and gents you know ----- Swing your opposite once and a half -- Now your own ---- On to the next and the next couple go ----- Chase the rabbit, chase the squirrel, chase that pretty girl around the world ------- Swing four ----- Ladies do and gents you know ----- Swing your opposite once and a half and now your own ---------- On to the next ---- Chase the rabbit, chase the squirrel, chase that pretty girl around the world ---------- Swing four ----- Ladies do and gents you know ---------- On to the next --------- Chase the rabbit, chase the squirrel, chase that pretty girl around the world ------- Swing four ----- Ladies do and gents you know ---------- Swing your opposite once and a half and now your own, On to the next, the next couple go ------ Swing your Ma ------ Now your Pa ------ Now the boy you left in Arkansas, Dance up, dance up ----- Swing four ----- Ladies do ---- Gents you know ------ Swing your opposite once and a half, now your own ------ On to the next -------- Chase the rabbit, chase the squirrel, chase that pretty girl around the world -------- Swing four ------ Home and balance all, Everybody dance --------------------