Small Town Southern Man   (Alan Jackson) - STING 21912   (Tommy P Larsen)

 

 (Opener): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE:

Born the middle son - of a farmer - and a small town Southern man

Like his daddy's, daddy before him - brought up workin' on the land

ALLEMANDE and WEAVE THE RING

Fell in love with a small town woman

                                                                           - and they married up and settled down

Natural way of life - if you're lucky - for a small town Southern man

 

 

 (Figures 1 & 3): HEADS SQUARE THRU - FOUR HANDS around - DO SA DO the outside two

SWING THRU - BOYS RUN RIGHT - COUPLES CIRCULATE - - - CHAIN DOWN THE LINE

PASS THE OCEAN - GIRLS CIRCULATE - BOYS CIRCULATE - SWING and PROMENADE

Little words with love and understanding
                                                                                     - from a small town Southern man


 (Figures 2 & 4): HEADS PROMENADE - HALFWAY around - come down and PASS THE OCEAN now

EXTEND - GIRLS TRADE - SWING THRU - - - BOYS RUN - TAG THE LINE - GIRLS U-TURN BACK and

TOUCH A QUARTER SCOOTBACK - SWING and PROMENADE your Lady back home

Little words with love and understanding
                                                                                        - from a small town Southern man 

 

 

 (Middle Break & Closer): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE

And he - bowed his head to Jesus - and he - stood for Uncle Sam
And he - only loved one woman - he was always proud of what he had

ALLEMANDE and WEAVE

He said his - greatest contribution - is the ones you leave behind

Raised on the ways and gentle kindness

                                                                                          - of a small town Southern man

 

 (Tag): MUSIC

 

 

ORIGINAL LYRICS:

 

Born the middle son - of a farmer

And a small town Southern man
Like his daddy's daddy before him
Brought up workin' on the land

Fell in love with a small town woman
And they married up and settled down
Natural way of life if you're lucky
For a small town Southern man

 

First there came four pretty daughters
For this small town southern man
Then a few years later came another
A boy, he wasn't planned

Seven people living all together
In a house built with his own hands
Little words with love and understanding
From a small town Southern man

 

And he bowed his head to Jesus
And he stood for Uncle Sam
And he only loved one woman
He was always proud Of what he had
He said his greatest contribution
Is the ones you leave behind
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man

 

Callous hands told the story
For this small town Southern man
He gave it all to keep it all together
And keep his family on his land

Like his daddy years wore out his body
Made it hard just to walk And stand
You can break the back but you can't break The spirit
Of a small town Southern man

 

Finally death came callin'
For this small town Southern man
He said it's alright 'cause I see angels
And they got me by the hand

Don't you cry and don't you worry
I'm blessed and I know I am
'Cause God has a place in heaven
For a small town Southern man

 

Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man