Ballin’ the Jack


(Melody by Chris Smith, 1913, Lyrics by Jim Burris)

First you put your two knees close up tight
Then you swing them to the left, then you swing them to the right
Step around the floor kinda nice and light
Then you twist around and twist around with all of your might.

Spread your lovin’ arms way out in space
Then you do the eagle rock with such style and grace
Swing your foot way ’round, then bring it back
Now that’s what I call, “Ballin’ the Jack!”


Act out the movement of the lyrics.

See also

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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