BARNACLE BILL

 

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Called version by Dick Pasvolsky 

Music: The Pioneers

LS 519-520 

Intro: (fast 6/8 time)
Join your hands and circle left
Said Barnacle Bill the sailor
Reverse, go back the other way 'round
Said Barnacle Bill the sailor
Get along home and swing your own
Everybody swing
Bow to your partner, square your sets
For Barnacle Bill the sailor

Figure: (slow 3/4 time)
Head two ladies waltz across (and stand on the right of the opposite men. When the men cross, they stand to the left of the opposite ladies)
Side girls just do the same
Bow to the girl across the way
Now to your own sweet little Jane 

O-O-O-O-O-OH (or we-l-l-l-l-l)
(fast 6/8 time)
Swing your corner lady 'round
Said Barnacle Bill the sailor
Promenade this lady 'round
Said Barnacle Bill the sailor
Promenade and around you go
Right foot up and the left one low
Get on home and bow to your own
For Barnacle Bill the sailor 

Repeat the figure three more times, then repeat the figure four times with the men waltzing across. 

Ending: (slow 3/4 time)
Bow to your own sweet pretty doll
Bow to your corners one and all
Bow to the lady across the hall
Now face your own sweet lady 

O-O-O-O-O-OH (or we-l-l-l-l-l)
(fast 6/8 time)
Swing your partner 'round and 'round
Said Barnacle Bill the sailor
Promenade her go 'round the town
Said Barnacle Bill the sailor
Promenade eight and promenade all
Take your lady 'round the hall
Bow to your partner, that's the call
Said Barnacle Bill the sailor

Alternate patter for promenade:
Promenade go 'round the ring
The roosters crow and the birdies sing
Bow to your partner, pretty thing
Said Barnacle Bill the sailor

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