One Piece at a Time   (Johnny Cash) - STING 22016   (Paul Bristow)

 

 (Opener): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE:

Well, I left Kentucky back in forty nine

                                                                   - an' went to Detroit workin' on a 'sembly line
The first year they had me puttin' wheels on Cadillacs

Every day I'd watch them beauties roll by

                                                                        - and sometimes I'd hang my head and cry
'Cause I always wanted me one that was long and black
- CIRCLE LEFT     
I'd get it one piece at a time - and it wouldn't cost me a dime
LEFT ALLEMANDE come back and PROMENADE

I'm gonna ride around in style - I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is around

 

 

 (Figure):

Well now the HEAD two COUPLES PROMENADE - HALFWAY around with pretty little Maid

Come down the middle and do a full SQUARE THRU

All the way around to the outside two RIGHT AND LEFT THRU and turn you do

VEER LEFT and the COUPLES CIRCULATE - HALF TAG - SCOOTBACK across you go

SWING your Girl like Cotton Eyed Joe - take her by the hand and PROMENADE her home

I'm gonna ride around in style - I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is around

 

 

 (Middle Break): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE:

Now, up to now my plan went all right

                                                                           - 'til we tried to put it all together one night
And that's when we noticed that something was definitely wrong

The transmission was a fifty three

                                                           - and the motor turned out to be a seventy three
And when we tried to put in the bolts all the holes were gone
- CIRCLE LEFT

I'd get it one piece at a time - and it wouldn't cost me a dime
LEFT ALLEMANDE come back and PROMENADE

I'm gonna ride around in style - I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is around

 

 

 (Closer): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE:

The back end looked kinda funny too

                                                         - but we put it together and when we got through
Well, that's when we noticed that we only had one tail-fin
About that time my wife walked out

                                            - and I could see in her eyes that she had her doubts
But she opened the door and said "Honey, take me for a spin"

CIRCLE LEFT

I'd get it one piece at a time - and it wouldn't cost me a dime
LEFT ALLEMANDE come back and PROMENADE

I'm gonna ride around in style - I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is around

 

 

(Tag): HEADS FACE GRAND SQUARE:

Well, It's a '49, '50, '51, '52, '53, '54, '55, '56, '57, '58' 59' automobile
It's a '60, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65, '66, '67, '68, '69, '70 automobile

SWING your Girl - and Iíve got the only one there is around!

 

 

ORIGINAL LYRICS:

 

Well, I left Kentucky back in forty nine - an' went to Detroit workin' on a 'sembly line
The first year they had me puttin' wheels on Cadillacs

Every day I'd watch them beauties roll by - and sometimes I'd hang my head and cry
'Cause I always wanted me one that was long and black

 

I'd get it one piece at a time And it wouldn't cost me a dime
You'll know it's me when I come through your town
I'm gonna ride around in style - I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is around

 

Now, up to now my plan went all right - 'til we tried to put it all together one night
And that's when we noticed that something was definitely wrong

The transmission was a fifty three - and the motor turned out to be a seventy three
And when we tried to put in the bolts all the holes were gone

 

The back end looked kinda funny too - but we put it together and when we got through
Well, that's when we noticed that we only had one tail-fin
About that time my wife walked out - and I could see in her eyes that she had her doubts
But she opened the door and said "Honey, take me for a spin"

 

Ugh! Yeah, RED RYDER - this is the COTTON MOUTH in the PSYCHO-BILLY CADILLAC Come on
Huh, This is the COTTON MOUTH - And negatory on the cost of this mow-chine there RED RYDER
You might say I went right up to the factory - And picked it up, it's cheaper that way

Ugh!, what model is it?

Well, It's a '49, '50, '51, '52, '53, '54, '55, '56, '57, '58' 59' automobile
It's a '60, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65, '66, '67, '68, '69, '70 automobile.