FOUR GENTS STAR

 

(Also known as Sutter’s Mill – and – Star by the Right)


Called by Marvin Shilling from Trinidad, Colorado

Western Jubilee 575B


Opener

All join hands and circle out wide – ‘round and ‘round on the ole cow hide

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

Swing your lady and don’t you roam – allemande left with your left hand

And promenade eight to beat the band – promenade now two by two

Right back home like you always do


Figure 1

All four men star by the right – in the center of the set

The opposite left you’re not through yet – star right back in the middle of town

Turn your honey with a left hand ‘round – star by the right and pass just two

Right hand lady with a left hand so – star by the right and don’t you know

Now pass one lady – it’s corner lady with a left hand ‘round

Star by the right as you come down – meet your honey with a left hand ‘round

Do-si-do (do-pa-so) all around the town – corner right and your partner left

And you pick up you corner, corner maid – you’re gonna take that corner and promenade

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


Figure 2. Repeat Figure 1


Break

Walk all around that left hand lady – right back home and swing your baby

Allemande left and allemande G – go right and left and turn back three

With a right and left and a right once more

Turn back one into the middle like an allemande thar – back right in to a back up star

Swing right around to the right hand girl – promenade the lady all around the world

You promenade now two by two – right back home like you always do


Figure 3. Repeat Figure 1 with ladies active


Figure 4. Repeat Figure 3


Ending (From a do-pa-so)

Turn all the way around – go once and a half all the way around

To the right hand lady with a right hand ‘round

Back to your honey like an allemande thar – into the middle with a right hand star

Back right up but not too far – break in the middle with a full turn around

Corner right but pull her by – then allemande left with your left hand

Weave the ring like a right and left grand – weave ‘em in gonna weave ‘em out

Meet your honey on the other side – and sashay partners one and all

Allemande left with the corner of the hall – then weave the ring now don’t you fall

Weave ‘em in and weave ‘em out – meet your honey on the other side

Swing your honey high and wide – and promenade two by two

Promenade eight and promenade all – take your lady right off the floor

That’s all there is, there ain’t no more

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