SONG: Bed Of Roses by The Statler Brothers

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CHOREOGRAPHER: Jan Wyllie, Hervey Bay, Qld., Australia   Web Site:

DANCE:32 counts,  2 walls, 104bpm, Easy Intermediate Level, Start after 8 counts on the word ’called’

1 x  8 beat tag =======================================================


                                 Fwd Rock Return, Coaster Step, Fwd Rock Return, Coaster Step

1,2,3&4                  Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L, Step back on R, Step L beside R, Step fwd on R

5,6,7&8                  Rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R, Step back on L, Step R beside L, Step fwd on L


                                 Fwd Rock Return, Back Lock Step, 1/2 Rock Return, 1/2 Shuffle Fwd

9,10                          Rock/step fwd on R, Rock back on L

11&12                    Step back on R, Lock/step L in front of R, Step back on R

13,14                        Making 1/2 left rock/step fwd on L, Rock back on R

15&16                    Making 1/2 left shuffle fwd L,R,L

                                 ALTERNATIVE STEPS FOR 13-16 (no turns)

                                 Fwd Rock Return, Shuffle Fwd

13,14                        Rock/step back on L, Rock fwd on R

15&16                    Shuffle fwd L,R,L


                                 Step Pivot 1/4, R Cross Heel Jack, &L Cross Heel Jack, &Cross Shuffle Left

17,18                        Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L

19&20                    Step R across L, Step back slightly on L, Touch R heel to right diagonal

&                              Step R beside L

21&22                    Step L across R, Step back slightly on R, Touch L heel to left diagonal

&                              Step L beside R

23&24                    Cross/shuffle to the left stepping R,L,R


                                 Side Rock Return, L Sailor, R Sailor, 1/4 Turn Sailor

25,26                        Rock/step L to left, Rock/return wt sideways onto R

27&28                    Step L behind R, Step R to right, Step L to left (sailor step)

29&30                    Step R behind L, Step L to left, Step R to right (sailor step)

31&32                    Step L behind R, Making 1/4 turn left step R beside L, Step fwd on L


                                 *There is an 8 beat tag at the end of wall 3  —  Just do this…..

1,2,3&4                  Step fwd on R, Pivot 1/2 left transferring wt to L, Shuffle fwd R,L,R

5,6,7&8                  Step fwd on L, Pivot 1/2 right transferring wt to R, Shuffle fwd L,R,L


This old song is still good… and although it’s hard to believe, some of the

 younger dancers haven’t ever heard it before.  Annie  heard it again recently

and fell in love with it all over again… hence the request for this dance.


The dance itself is easy and if you haven’t done heel jacks before it will be good practice for you.

The full turn at counts 13-16 has an alternative set of steps to make it easier and the rest is as easy

as falling off a greased log……. bet you haven’t heard that old saying for a long long time — unless

you are an old bugger like me!  (-:    The Aussie language has changed a lot in recent years, lots of

‘f’’s and there’s not much imagination in that is there!  I mean ‘easy as falling off a greased log’ lets your imagination conjure up a funny sight  whereas ‘effen easy’ is just a statement.

 We oughta go backwards I reckon, it would be much better progress!


Hope you enjoy the dance and see you on the floor sometime…….  Jan










Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie