SQUARE DANCE HONEYMOON

 

(Honeymoon On A Rocketship, Johnny Masters)


Dash record 2517A (Instrumental)

Dash record 2517B (Called by Earl Neff)


Played by Schroeder’s Playboys

Key of Eb, Tempo 132 bpm


Original dance by Earl Neff, Las Vegas, Nevada

Copyright 1959


Opener, Break, and Ending:

Allemande left that corner girl, go back and swing your own

Join your hands, circle to the left, and around that ring you roam

Gents star right across that ring,, turn the opposite left hand swing

A right to the corner, pull her by, now swing your own sweet thing

One and three gonna promenade half around that ring

Down the center, crosstrail through, then allemande left that Jane

Well you promenade your lady fair, now dance to the grand old tune

We’re gonna have a great big time on our square dance honeymoon.


Figure 1 and 3 (2 and 4)

Gonna ladies chain, then turn your lady fair

Same two couples lead to the right and circle half-way there

Now you dive through and right and left through and turn your girl so fine

*Pass on through then crosstrail, around just one to a line

Go forward up and back with you, center four pass on through

Around just one and into the middle, gonna do a half square through

Hey, box the gnat with the corner girl, **she’s got a brand new groom

Take her home and settle down on a square dance honeymoon.


*Only working couples crosstrail

**She’s got the same old groom (tag ending of 4 figure).

Note: Each line requires 8 beats of music

Sequence of dance: Opener, 2 changes of figure, break, 2 changes of figure, ending


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