TRINIDAD TWISTER

 

Original dance called by Marvin Shilling from Trinidad, Colorado

Western Jubilee 572A


Introduction (Triple Allemande)

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

All the way round ‘til you get back home and you swing yours leave mine alone

Allemande left and the ladies star and the gents run around but not too far

Then allemande left and the gents all star, the gals run around that outside bar

Then allemande left with your left hand, a right to your honey, right and left grand

With a right and left go hand over hand, then promenade to the promised land

You promenade go two by two and you promenade home like you always do


Figure

One and three you bow and swing, and lead right out to the right of the ring

And circle half and don’t you blunder, the inside arch and the outside under

The head ladies chain in the middle of the floor, turn to the outside and circle up four

Change that ring to a right hand star and keep on going the way you are

Turn the other way back to a left hand star, around you go but not too far

The same ladies chain in the middle of the floor, turn back outside and circle up four

You circle four on a heel and toe, get your back to home and do a do-si-do


With your partner left and your corner right, do-si-do with all your might

Back to your honey like an allemande thar and back right around in your right-hand star

Now swing right around to the next little girl, give ‘em a whirl, give ‘em a spin

Then star by the left and you’re gone again, it’s ‘round and ‘round and ‘round you go

Then the hub flies out and the rim flies in, you balance right and you’re gone again

With a left and a right and you turn ‘em around like a wagon wheel, you’re going to town

and you star by the left and you don’t fall down


Now the hub flies out and the rim flies in, you balance right and you go on again

With a left and a right and you promenade now, single file, the lady in the lead

Go ‘bout a mile, the gents turn back and swing awhile

The you promenade in single file, ladies in the lead, Indian style

Then the gents turn back and swing awhile

Allemande left only one, then promenade the one you swung

You promenade ‘em two by two and get along home like you always do


Two and four you bow and swing and lead right out to the right of the ring

You circle half and don’t you blunder, the inside arch and the outside under

The side ladies chain in the middle of the floor, turn to the outside and circle four

Change that ring to a right hand star and keep on going the way you are

Turn the other way back to a left hand star around you go but not too far


The same ladies chain in the middle of the floor, turn to the outside and circle four

You circle four on a heel and toe, get your back to home and do a do-si-do

Its partner left and your corner right and do-si-do with all your might

Partner left like an allemande thar and back up, boys, in a right hand star

Now swing right around to the next little girl for a wagon wheel and give ‘em a whirl


Then star by the left and go ‘round the world, the hub flies out and the rim flies in

You balance right and go on again, with a left and a right and turn ‘em around

Then you wagon wheel and you star again, then the hub flies out and the rim flies in

You balance right and you’re gone again, with a left and a right and promenade

Promenade now with that pretty little girl, promenade eight go ‘round the world


Ending (Triple allemande)

Allemande left and the ladies star, the gents run around but not too far

Then allemande left and the gentlemen star, the gals run around but not too far

Then allemande left with your left hand, a right to your honey, right and left grand

With a right and left go hand over hand, then promenade to the promised land

You promenade go two by two and your promenade home like you always do

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