LOVE'S OLD SWEET SONG

 

A waltz by Dena M. and Elwyn Fresh of Wichita, Kansas.

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Music: "Love's Old Sweet Song"

Record: LS 249-45

Position: Open, facing LOD, instructions for man.

Footwork: Opposite throughout.

Introduction: Wait 2 meas, bal apart, bal together.

Measures
     1-4  FWD WALTZ; ROLL/CHANGE (places); TWINKLE;
     MANEUVER
     In open pos facing LOD, waltz fwd on man's L turning
     slightly away from partner; release hands and roll RF twd
     wall and behind woman, stepping R, L, R turning once
     around (woman roll LF and in front of man stepping L, R,
     L turning once around) to end with man on outside (woman
     on inside) facing LOD with man's L and woman's R hands
     joined; twinkle in LOD   step through twd LOD on man's
     L, step to side in LOD on R turning to face partner, close L
     to R; keeping handhold, man maneuver his back to LOD
     and at the same time twirl woman R-face under the joined
     hands and slightly to RLOD to end in closed pos.
     5-8  WALTZ (RF); WALTZ; WALTZ; OPEN OUT
     In closed pos, starting with man's back to LOD, dance 3 RF
     turning waltz steps and open out to face LOD in open pos.
     9-12 Repeat meas 1-4.
          13-16     Repeat meas 5-8, except end in closed pos, man's 
back to
          COH.
          17-20     VINE (LOD); THROUGH, POINT,  ; BACK, POINT,  ;
          THROUGH, SIDE, CLOSE (turn)
     In LOD, step to side on L, step behind L on R, step to side
     again on L (woman opp); loosen pos to semi-closed and
     step through twd LOD on man's R (woman's L), point L
     fwd in LOD; step back in RLOD on L, point R in back twd
     RLOD with a straight knee and looking over own shoulder;
     step through again in LOD on R, step to side in LOD on L,
     close R to L and turn to face RLOD, joining man's L and
     woman's R hand.
          21-24     TWINKLE (RLOD); TWINKLE (LOD); THROUGH,
          SPOT/TURN, AROUND; STEP, TOUCH,  
     Twinkle in RLOD   step through twd RLOD in L, step to
     side in RLOD on R, close L to R and turn to face LOD
     joining man's R and woman's L hand; twinkle LOD   step
     through twd LOD on man's R, step to side in LOD on L,
     close R to L and turn to face RLOD briefly joining man's L
     and woman's R hand; step through twd RLOD on man's L
     (woman's R), and spot turn away from partner (man RF,
     woman LF) releasing hands and stepping R, L; step to side
     in RLOD on man's R, touch L to R and join both hands
     with partner, man's back to COH.
          25-28     BAL AWAY; BAL TOGETHER; BAL AWAY; BAL TO
          BANJO
     With both hands joined, bal away from partner, stepping
     back on L twd COH (woman twd wall) at arms' length, step
     R, L in place; step twd partner on R, step L, R in place; step
     back again on L step R, L in place; step twd partner R, L, R
     and assume butterfly banjo pos.
          29-32     AROUND, 2, 3; MANEUVER; WALTZ (RF); WALTZ
     On man's L (woman's R) walk fwd making a one-and-a-
     quarter CW turn and maneuvering man's back to LOD; in
     closed pos step back on man's L in LOD and dance two RF
     turning waltzes, ending with man's back to COH.
          33-36     BAL LEFT; BAL RIGHT; BAL FWD (woman start slow
          turn); BAL BACK (woman complete turn)
     Bal to man's L side L, R, L (woman opp); bal to R side R,
     L, R; man bal twd wall L, R, L as woman starts a slow 6-
     count RF turn under man's L and her R hand, beginning
     with her R; man bal back twd COH R, L, R as woman
     completes her turn and both face LOD in open pos.

Sequence: Entire dance is done three times. End with a bow on the
last time.

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