Branded Man (Merle Haggard) - STING 21604 (Tommy P Larsen)

 

(Opener): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE:

I'd like to hold my head up - and be proud of who I am
But they won't let my secret - go untold
- ALLEMANDE LEFT and WEAVE THE RING
I paid the debt I owed them - but they're still not satisfied
Now I'm a branded man - out in the cold

 

 

(Figure): HEADS PROMENADE HALFWAY - come down SQUARE THRU FOUR

All the way - RIGHT AND LEFT THRU - PASS THRU - TRADE BY - TOUCH A QUARTER

SCOOTBACK - come back and SWING her - and PROMENADE back home again

Now I'm a branded man - out in the cold

 

(Figure): The HEADS SQUARE THRU FOUR hands - all the way - TOUCH ONE QUARTER

SPLIT CIRCULATE - SINGLE HINGE - GIRLS TRADE - RECYCLE - RIGHT AND LEFT THRU

VEER LEFT - VEER RIGHT - everybody VEER RIGHT and PROMENADE- all the way back home again

Now I'm a branded man - out in the cold

 

 

(Middle Break): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE

When they let me out of prison - I held my head up high
Determined I would rise - above the shame
- ALLEMANDE LEFT and WEAVE THE RING
But no matter where I'm living - the black mark follows me
I'm branded with a number - on my name

 

 

(Closer): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE

If I live to be a hundred - I guess I'll never clear my name
'Cause everybody knows - I've been in jail
- ALLEMANDE LEFT and WEAVE THE RING
No matter where I'm living - I've got to tell them where I've been
Or they'll send me back to prison - if I fail

 

 

(Tag): ALLEMANDE LEFT - SWING her I'm a branded man - out in the cold

 

ORIGINAL LYRICS:

 

I'd like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am
But they won't let my secret go untold
I paid the debt I owed them, but they're still not satisfied
Now I'm a branded man out in the cold

 

When they let me out of prison, I held my head up high
Determined I would rise above the shame
But no matter where I'm living, the black mark follows me
I'm branded with a number on my name

 

If I live to be a hundred, I guess I'll never clear my name
'Cause everybody knows I've been in jail
No matter where I'm living, I've got to tell them where I've been
Or they'll send me back to prison if I fail

 

I'd like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am
But they won't let my secret go untold
I paid the debt I owed them, but they're still not satisfied
Now I'm a branded man out in the cold
Now I'm a branded man out in the cold