Catfish John (CRC 221) Jerry Junck


OPENER

Sides Face Grand Square

Catfish John was a river hobo

He lived and died by the river bend

Looking back, I still remember

I was proud to be his friend

Circle Left

Mama said, Don’t go near that river

Left Allemande and Promenade ole Catfish John

Come the morning I’d always be there

Walkin’ in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn

 

FIGURE

Heads/Side - Promenade Half-way around the ring and then

Lead to the Right and do a Right & Left Thru

Veer to the LeftCouples Circulate

Bend the Line and do the Right & Left Thru

Touch a QuarterSingle File Circulate

Boys RunSwing the Corner lady

Promenade go round the ring

Come the mornin’ I’d always be there,

Walkin’ in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn.

 

MIDDLE

Sides Face - Grand Square

Let me dream of another mornin’

and a time so long ago

Where the sweet magnolias blossomed

cotton fields were white as snow

Circle Left

Mama said, “Don’t go near that river

Left Allemande and Promenade ole Catfish John.

Come the mornin’ I’d always be there

Walkin’ in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn

 

CLOSER

Four Ladies Promenade go one time around

Come back - Swing your man and then

Join your hands - make a ring - Circle Left go walkin’ round

Left Allemande and Weave the ring

Mama said, “Don’t go near that river.”

Swing your lady - Promenade ole Catfish John.

Come the mornin’ I’d always be there,

Walkin’ in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn

 

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Come the morning’ I’d always be there

Walkin’ in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn