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  1. Alabama Gals

From the album Here We Go Zodeo

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Traditional USA
5 and older
Formation :4 or 5 couples facing each other in a contra line .note: keep singing 3rd verse till all have swung to the bottom
5 times through

Lyrics

Come through in a hurry, Top couple sashay to the bottom and back up to the top.
Come through in a hurry,
Come through in a hurry,
Alabama gal

I don’t know how, how, Top couple turns by hooking right elbows.
I don’t know how, how,
I don’t know how, how,
Alabama gal

I’ll show you how, how, Top couple turns person in the opposite line by left elbow just once,
I’ll show you how, how, then swings their own partner in the middle by the right elbow just once.
I’ll show you how, how,
Alabama gal

Instrumental continue turning each person

Ain’t I rock candy Top couple struts to the bottom and stays there.
Ain’t I rock candy
Ain’t I rock candy
Alabama gal

Note: There are several versions of this dance. Hannah teaches it slightly differently than the above. In her version “come through in a hurry” is the same with top couple sashaying down and back. “I don’t know how how” is a right elbow turn for the first 2 phrases, and a left elbow turn for the last 2. “I’ll show you how”: top couples turn their backs on each other and walk down the outside of the lines to the bottom while the other dancers in their lines follow. Once the top couples meet at the bottom of the lines, they, and ONLY they, make an arch while the others join with their partners under the arch and walk through to the top of the set to begin the dance again.

Hannah – lead vocal
Kathy harmony
Ken: guitar
Ben - bass
Arnie: banjo
John: fiddle