(Give Me The) Simple Life RIV 680
Lawrence Johnstone


Circle Left
I don't believe in frettin' and grievin'
Why mess around with strife?

Walk Around the Corner, See Saw the Partner
Left Allemande and Weave
Some think it's pleasant, dining on pheasant
Those things roll off my knife
Just serve me tomatoes and mashed potatoes
Give me the simple life!

Break / Closer

Sides face, Grand Square
A cottage small is all I'm after, not one that's spacious and wide
A house that rings with joy and laughter, and the ones I love inside

Allemande and Weave
Some like the high road; I like the low road
Free from the cares and strife
Sounds corny and seedy, but yes indeedy
Give me the simple life!


Heads Lead Right now, Touch 1/4
Scoot Back, Boys Run Right
Reverse Flutterwheel, and when you're back
Pass Thru and Bend the Line
Square Thru, all 4 hand now, and when you're done
Swing the Corner and Promenade
I never was cut out to step and strut out
Give me the simple life!


Give me the simple life!

NOTE: Introduced by John Payne in "Wake Up And Dream" (1946)