If You Get There Before I Do

R&D 1023     Chuck Simpkins


Circle Left

I read a note my grandma wrote back in 1923

Grandpa kept it in his coat, and he showed it once to me

Allemande Left and Weave

He said, "Boy, you might not understand

But a long long time ago

Grandma's daddy didn't like me none

But I loved your grandma so"



Heads/Sides Promenade 1/2 way around

Sides Square Thru 4

Go all the way, with a Right & Left Thru

8 Chain 2 once more

Touch and Scootback Friend

Swing and Promenade

But as he said these words to her

His eyes filled up with tears

  *I found this letter and this is what it said



Sides face, Grand Square

If you get there before I do, don't give up on me

I'll meet you when my chores are through

I don't know how long I'll be

Allemande and Weave

But I'm not gonna let you down, darling wait and see

And between now and then, 'til I see you again

I'll be loving you, Love, me