He Went To Paris (LM 283 ) Vic Kaaria Courtesy of CHIC Recordings

OPENER

Sides face grand square
He went to Paris looking for answers

to questions that bothered him so

He was impressive young and aggressive

Saving the world on his own

Allemande left and weave
Warm summer breezes and French wines and cheeses

put his ambitions at bay, summers and winters

scattered like splinters and four or five years slipped away.

 

FIGURE

Heads square thru now to 4 hand in time
Do Sa Do the Corner Girl,

Swing Thru today Girls Fold Peel The Top

Boys up and then Slide Thru Two hands Single Circle that corner we'll swing

Swing that Girl Promenade

 Alternate FIGURE

Heads square thru now to 4 hand in time
You make a right hand star, Heads star left go one time around same pair go Right and Left Thru

Swing Thru and then Swing Thru again  

Swing the Corner girl Promenade

Summers and winter scattered like splinters and four or five years slipped away.

       He hopped on a freighter skidded the ocean and left England without a sound

 

MIDDLE BREAK

Four Ladies Chain Across turn the girl and then

You Roll Away Circle Left Four Ladies Roll Away

Circle Left and hear me say  Left Allemande and Weave The Ring

And all of the answers too all of the questiohns

He locked in his attic one day Cuz he liked the quiet

clean country living and twenty more years slipped away

 

Alternate MIDDLE BREAK

Sides face, grand square
The war took his baby the bombs killed his lady

And left him with only one eye

His body was battered his whole world was shattered

All he could do was just cry

Allemande left and weave

While the tears were a fallen He was recalling the answeres heíd never found,

so he hopped on a freighter skidded the ocean and left England without a sound

 

CLOSER

Sides face, grand square

Now he lives in the Islands fishes the pilings

Drinks his green label each day, loosing his hearing writing his memoirs

he donít care what most people say

Allemande left and weave

After 86 years of perpetual motion if he likes you heíll smile and say,

Jimmy some of itís tragic and some of itís magic

but Iíve had a good life all the way

 

TAG

And he went to Paris looking for answers
To questions that bother him so