ARKANSAS TRAVELER

 

(with variations)


Called by Marvin Shilling from Trinidad, Colorado

Western Jubilee 570B


1. All jump up and never come down

Grab your honey go ‘round and ‘round

Then allemande left with your left hand

Partner right and right and left grand

Meet your partner and promenade

Now form a ring, a great big ring

Then allemande left and allemande thar

A right and left and form a star

Shoot that star to the heavens whirl

With a right and left to the next little girl

Swing right around and find your own and promenade


2. Head two gents swing your maids,

Then into the center and don’t be afraid

Back to the ring and into the center and

Turn the opposite lady with a right hand ‘round

Partner lady with a left hand ‘round

And everybody corner with a right hand round

Back to your honey with a once and a half

Go all the way around

To the right hand lady with a right hand ‘round

Back to your partner with a left hand around

Go all the way around, pick up the corner and promenade


3. Repeat No. 2 above


4. Allemande left and a right and left grand and

Rope that heifer and brand that calf

Meet your honey with a once and a half

With an elbow swing and an elbow hook

The more you swing the better you look

(turn all ladies with a once and a half)

Meet your partners and promenade


5. Repeat No. 2 above lead with side couples

6. Repeat No. 2 above lead with side couples


7. Promenade in single file with the lady in the lead Indian style

Gents turn back and swing a little while

Promenade in single file, new girl in the lead Indian style

Gents turn back and swing the girl behind you

Allemande left from where you are

Go right and left and form a star

Now swing right around and find your own

Promenade eight and get along home

Form a ring and around you go

Break it up with a Do-si-do

(Do-si-do until the caller says to promenade)


Note: (Do-si-do and do-pa-so are the same)

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