Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock

as sung by Collins and Harlan, 1914 Hear this song sung by Collins & Harlan (c.1914) from Collected Works of Collins & Harlan part 1 at archive.org. Hear Brian Hefferan sing his 2004 version from his Everybody's Doin' It album.
[Verse 1] G Gdim D7 G Down in Baltimore, on the Chesapeake shore Em B7 F#7 Bm D7 lived old dapper Dan, - some dancing man G Gdim D7 G Oh, what steps he'd do-- he could show to you Em B7 D7 G Gdim and when he'd got through, you'd know he'd done quite a few [Verse 2] G Gdim D7 G He had one in stock, called the Eagle Rock Em B7 F#7 Bm D7 you just take my word, he went like a bird G Gdim D7 G now you've got the chance, 'cause I know that dance Em B7 D7 G G7 so on me just glance, We'll do the Eagle Rock prance [Chorus] C D7 Follow me, to the left and then you twist your knee G7 to the right and then you sort of swing C and then you flap your wing C Now you kinda wiggle to and fro, D7 then you start to shake your shoulders so G7 to the ground start a bending low C G7 C that's how you go when you dance Eagle Rock (Wheeee!) [Verse 3] Down in Balitmore, they would cry for more when he started in, to dance like [slim] He would sorta croon, that sweet raggy tune and then mighty soon he'd start to dance like a loon [Verse 4] when their arms they'd lock, in that Eagle Rock how'd they switch and glide, swaying side by side Hesitate and trot, tango or gavotte They don't stand a chance, with this old Eagle Rock prance