EL PASO STAR

 

Original dance by Harold Newsom from El Paso, Texas, called by Marvin Shilling from Trinidad, Colorado

Western Jubilee 575A


Intro

Now all join hands, circle out wide – ‘round and ‘round on the old cow hide

All the way ‘round ‘til you get back home – stop right there and swing your own

Swing your lady, go ‘round and ‘round – allemande left with your left hand

Right to your honey, right and left grand – right foot high and left foot low

Meet your lady and away you go – promenade two by two, right back home like you always do


Figure 1

Gents to the middle and back to the bar – ladies center with a right hand star

Gents promenade that outside ring – opposite lady with a left hand swing

Four ladies star in the middle once more – men run around by the old back door

Partner by the left or she might get sore – ladies star in the middle again

Gents run around with a great big laugh – opposite lady with a once and a half

All four men star by the right in the middle of the floor

Pass your honey and swing your corner – swing that corner and you’re gonna promenade

Promenade go single file – ladies in the lead go about a mile

Gents turn back and swing a little while – swing that gal promenade go single file

Ladies in the lead one more time – gents turn back and swing that girl with a pretty little whirl

***

Allemande left and right to your girl – wagon wheel give ‘em a whirl

Roll that wagon ‘round and ‘round – gals turn in with a full turn around

And four ladies chain across – opposite side do-si-do (do-pa-so)

Partner left and corner right – back to your honey like an allemande thar

Into the middle with a right hand star – back right in to a back up star

Swing right around to the right hand girl – and promenade go ‘round the world

Promenade go two by two – right back home like you always do


Figure 2 Repeat no. 1, above, to *** then:

Now, allemande left and allemande thar – go right and left and form a star

Right and left like a little bitty star – back right in to a back up star

Break in the middle with a full turn around – it’s corner right and you’ll pull her by

Swing the next girl on the fly – swing that lady go high and dry

Allemande left and right to your girl – a wagon wheel and you give ‘em a whirl

Roll that wagon ‘round and ‘round – ladies turn in with a full turn ‘round

Four ladies chain to the opposite man – turn ‘em left like an allemande left

And a right to your girl – a wagon wheel and you give her a whirl

Give her a whirl and you give her a wheel – the faster you go the better you feel

Keep on going and don’t be slow – break right there and swing with Joe

Swing that gal in calico


Ending

Allemande left and allemande U – right and left and turn back two

Turn back two with a right to one – a left to the next like an allemande thar

And you back right in to a back up star – back up boys but not too far

Swing right around like a left allemande – and weave the ring like a right and left grand

Weave them in and weave them out – meet your honey, sashay partners one and all

Back to your corner allemande left and don’t you fall

Promenade your honey go ‘round the hall – promenade go two by two

Promenade here and promenade there – right back home

Honor your partner and your corner too – wave to the girl across the hall

Thank you folks that’s it – that’s all

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