Square Dance: Catena Rondo for Mindful Poetry Contest #15 MP2012

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Horsehair to catgut, rosin to bow,

Grab your sweetheart and do-si-do.

Square dance fiddler puttin’ on a show,

Horsehair to catgut, rosin to bow.

 

Grab your sweetheart and do-si-do,

Swing your partner ‘round and ‘round.

Cowboy boots and gingham gowns,

Grab your sweetheart and do-si-do.

 

Swing your partner ‘round and ‘round,

Turkey In The Straw and Virginia reels.

Get in a line and kick up your heels,

Swing your partner ‘round and ‘round.

 

Turkey In The Straw and Virginia reels

Make the old red barn rattle and rock.

Hay’s in the hay barn, fodder’s in the shock.

Turkey In The Straw and Virginia reels!

 

Make the old red barn rattle and rock!

Horsehair to catgut, rosin to bow,

I met my true love at the Harvest Dance, you know!

Make the old red barn rattle and rock!

 

 

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57 year old musician, poet, father of 4 grown children, composer, recording artist, author, humorist, survivor. I'm thoughtful, introspective, introverted, open, scathingly honest about myself, creative, a Renaissance guy, willing to grow and change and

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