Gonna Build a Mountain   (Sammy Davis Jr) - STING 21807   (Paul Bristow)

 With Vocal Harmonies provided by: The Paulettes (Tina, Serina, Marie & Cherish)

 

 (Opener): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE:

Gonna build a mountain - from a little hill

Gonna build me a mountain - least I hope I will

- FOUR LADIES CHAIN - across and back

Gonna build a mountain - gonna build it high - PROMENADE
I don't know how I'm gonna do it - I only know I'm gonna try

 

 

(Figure): HEADS LEAD RIGHT - TOUCH A QUARTER you do - SCOOTBACK - BOYS you RUN

PASS THE OCEAN - BOYS CIRCULATE - GIRLS you TRADE and then - SWING THRU

BOYS RUN - GIRLS you TRADE again - TAG THE LINE all the way - FACE LEFT and PROMENADE

I don't know how I'm gonna do it - I only know I'm gonna try

 

 

 (Middle Break): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE

Gonna build a daydream - from a little hope

Gonna push that daydream - up the mountain slope

- FOUR LADIES CHAIN - across and back

Gonna build a daydream - gonna see it through - PROMENADE
Gonna build a mountain and a daydream

- gonna make them both come true

 

 

 (Closer &Tag): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE

Gonna build a heaven - from a little hell

Gonna build me a heaven - and I know darn well

- FOUR LADIES CHAIN - across and back

If I build my mountain - with a lot of care - PROMENADE

And take my daydream up the mountain

- and heaven will be waiting there

 

 

SWING your Girl

And take my daydream up the mountain

- and heaven will be waiting there

 

ALLEMANDE LEFT and you SWING - Gonna - build - me - a mou n - tain

 

 

ORIGINAL LYRICS:

Gonna build a mountain - from a little hill
Gonna build me a mountain - least I hope I will
Gonna build a mountain - gonna build it high
I don't know how I'm gonna do it - I only know I'm gonna try

Gonna build me a daydream - from a little hope
Gonna push that daydream - up the mountain slope
Gonna build a daydream - gonna see it through
Gonna build a mountain and a daydream - gonna make them both come true

Gonna build a heaven - from a little hell
Gonna build me a heaven - and I know darn well
If I build my mountain - with a lot of care

And take my daydream up the mountain - and heaven will be waiting there...

When I build that heaven - as I will someday
And the lord sends Gabriel - to take me away
I want a fine young son - to take my place
I'd leave a son in my heaven on earth - With the good lord's praise

With a fine young son - to take my place
I'd leave a son in my heaven on earth - With the good lord's praise

Gonna build me a mountain