(No composer given)
Dash record 2532A (Instrumental)
Dash record 2532B (Called by Jack Iler)
Played by Schroeder’s Playboys
Key of D, Tempo 132 bpm
Original dance by Jack Iler, Phoenix, Arizona
Intro, break, and ending:
Allemande left that corner girl, your own you promenade,
Promenade but don’t slow down, the heads (sides) you wheel around,
Right and left through and turn your girl and then do a little do-sa-do,
Go all the way around, make an ocean wave, rock it to and fro,
Trail on through to a left allemande, a right and left grand you go,
It’s right and left go around that ring, when you meet you promeno,
Where the northern lights are running wild in the land of the midnight sun
Alaska was a mighty land in the year of ‘91.
1 & 3 (2 & 4) do a half sashay, your opposite do-sa-do,
Go all the way around & box the gnat then do a right and left through,
You turn your girl and square through, it’s four hands ‘round you go,
Then swing that corner lady boy, swing her high and low,
Allemande left with the corner girl, your own a right hand swing,
Now allemande left just once again and promenade your Jane,
**I’d trade all the gold that’s buried in this land,
For one small band of gold to place on my sweet little Jenny’s hand.
**I’d buy for my Jenny a honey moon home,
Below that old white mountain just a little south-east of Nome.
Now swing your honey, go ‘round and around,
In the land of the midnight sun.
Sequence of dance: Intro, figure twice for heads, break, figure twice for sides, ending, tag.Children | Community | Contra | Dash | Folk | Shilling | Round | Square | Alphabetical