Ooh La La (I Wish That) (The Faces (Rod Stewart)) - STING 21109†† (Ralf & Fiona Bender)

 

(Introduction): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE - (Music)

 

(Opener): CIRCLE LEFT

Poor old granddad, I laughed at all his words

ALLEMANDE LEFT your corner, TURN your PARTNER RIGHT

ALLEMANDE LEFT your corner and WEAVE THAT RING

I Wish That I knew what I know now - when I was younger

I Wish That I knew what I know now - (when I was stronger)

 

 

(Figure): The HEADS SQUARE THRU

The Can-Canís such a pretty show, find your Corner EIGHT CHAIN TWO

SWING THRU tonight, BOYS RUN to the RIGHT, COUPLES CIRCULATE, FERRIS WHEEL

The CENTERS PASS THRU, do an EIGHT CHAIN ONE, ALLEMANDE LEFT

Come back SWING and PROMENADE

I Wish That I knew what I know now - when I was stronger

 

 

(Middle Break): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE††

They come on strong and it ainít too long

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - for they make you feel a man

But love is blind and you soon will find

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - youíre just a boy again

CIRCLE LEFT I Wish That I knew what I know now

ALLEMANDE LEFT and PROMENADE now

I Wish That I knew what I know now - when I was stronger

 

 

(Closer): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE

Poor young grandson, thereís nothing I can say

Youíll have to learn just like me and thatís the hardest way

CIRCLE LEFT I wish that I knew what I know now

ALLEMANDE LEFT and PROMENADE now

I Wish That I knew what I know now - (when I was stronger)

 

 

(Tag): ALLEMANDE LEFT and SWING

Ooh La La, Ooh La La, Yeah Yeah Yeah, Ooh La La-a-a ††††

 

FULL SQUARE DANCE LYRICS (as per Ralf and Fionaís recording)

 

(Introduction): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE - (Music)††††††††

 

(Opener): CIRCLE LEFT

Poor old granddad, I laughed at all his words

ALLEMANDE LEFT your corner, TURN your PARTNER RIGHT

ALLEMANDE LEFT your corner and WEAVE THAT RING

I Wish That I knew what I know now - when I was younger

I Wish That I knew what I know now - (when I was stronger)

 

 

(Figure One): The HEADS SQUARE THRU

The Can-Canís such a pretty show, find your Corner EIGHT CHAIN TWO

SWING THRU tonight, BOYS RUN to the RIGHT, COUPLES CIRCULATE, FERRIS WHEEL

The CENTERS PASS THRU, do an EIGHT CHAIN ONE, ALLEMANDE LEFT

Come back SWING and PROMENADE

I Wish That I knew what I know now - when I was stronger

 

 

(Figure Two): The HEADS PROMENADE travel HALFWAY around, the SIDES RIGHT & LEFT THRU

Same SIDES SQUARE THRU and shake it go four and do an EIGHT CHAIN FOUR

I Wish That I knew what I know now, SWING your CORNER PROMENADE now

I Wish That I knew what I know now - (when I was stronger)

 

 

(Middle Break): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE††

They come on strong and it ainít too long

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - for they make you feel a man

But love is blind and you soon will find

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††- youíre just a boy again

CIRCLE LEFT I Wish That I knew what I know now

ALLEMANDE LEFT and PROMENADE now

I Wish That I knew what I know now - when I was stronger

 

 

(Figure Three): The SIDES PROMENADE travel HALFWAY around

HEADS you SQUARE THRU shake it go FOUR

Go all that way and then RIGHT & LEFT THRU you go, 8 CHAIN 6 from where you are

I wish that I knew what I know now, SWING your CORNER, PROMENADE now

I Wish That I knew what I know now - (when I was stronger)

 

 

(Figure Four): THE SIDES SQUARE THRU

When you want her lips you get her cheek and do an EIGHT CHAIN THRU

If you want some more then sheís fast asleep

Leaves you twinkliní with the stars

Now you SLIDE THRU and SQUARE THRU THREE QUARTERS Ďround

SWING your CORNER and all PROMENADE now

I Wish That I knew what I know now - (when I was stronger)

 

 

(Closer): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE

Poor young grandson, thereís nothing I can say

Youíll have to learn just like me and thatís the hardest way

CIRCLE LEFT I wish that I knew what I know now

ALLEMANDE LEFT and PROMENADE now

I Wish That I knew what I know now - (when I was stronger)

 

 

(Tag):†† ALLEMANDE LEFT and SWING

Ooh La La, Ooh La La, Yeah Yeah Yeah, Ooh La La-a-a††††

 

ORIGINAL LYRICS:

 

Poor old Granddad, I laughed at all his words
I thought he was a bitter man he spoke of women's ways
they'll trap you when they use you before you even now
for love is blind and you're far to kind don't ever let it show


I wish that I knew what I know now - when I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now - when I was stronger


the can-can such a pretty show will steal your heart away
but backstage back on earth again the dressing rooms are grey
they come on strong and it ain't too long for they make you feel a man
but love is blind and you soon will find you're just a boy again


when you want her lips, you get her cheek makes you wonder where you are
if you want some more then she's fast asleep leaves you twinkling with the stars
poor young grandson there's nothing I can say
you'll have to learn, just like me and that's the hardest way


ooh la la - ooh la la, la la, yeah