Mountain Man
TYPE: 2 Wall Line DanceRATING: Advanced Intermediate
COUNT:64STEPS:64 
CHOREOGRAPHED BY:Gloria Johnson
MUSIC: 167 BPM "Wolverton Mountain (Dance Mix)" by Great Plains
NOTE: 

Dusty has always loved this song from his youth when Claude King had it on the charts so many years ago. Gloria liked the music when she heard the new version from Great Plains. However the kicker was that the song was written by Claude King and Merle Kilgore whose uncle was the real-life Clifton Clowers, and the late Merle Kilgore was a good friend to Dusty and Gloria. So this dance is dedicated to Merle Kilgore and his family including the late Uncle Clifton.

STEP DESCRIPTION

MOUNTAIN MAN 1/4 TURN
1,2      Side step LEFT foot to left side; Hold one beat
3,4      Cross RIGHT over Left while turning 1/4 turn to left on ball of Left; Hold 
5,6      Step back on LEFT; Hold one beat
7,8      Touch RIGHT beside Left, Hold one beat

MASHIN' THE CORN (8 COUNT GRAPEVINE Right)
9,10    Side step RIGHT to right side; Step LEFT across Right
11,12  Side step RIGHT to right side; Step LEFT behind Right
13-16  REPEAT STEPS 9-12

HALF JAZZ BOX WITH HOLDS, SPIN, HOLD, TOUCH, HOLD
17,18  Step RIGHT across Left; Hold one beat
19,20  Step back on LEFT; Hold one beat
21,22  Spin 1/2 turn to right on ball of Left foot stepping down on RIGHT; Hold one beat
23,24  Touch LEFT beside Right; Hold one beat

MORE CORN MASHIN' (8 COUNT GRAPEVINE Left)
25,26  Side step LEFT foot to left side; Cross RIGHT over Left
27,28  Side step LEFT foot to left side; Step RIGHT foot behind Left
29-32  REPEAT STEPS 25-28

JUMP, JUMP, UNWIND, KICK
33,34  Jump landing with feet apart; Hold one beat
35,36  Jump landing with RIGHT foot crossed behind Left; Hold one beat
37,38  Unwind 1/2 turn to the right; Hold one beat
39,40  Kick RIGHT foot forward twice

UNCLE CLIFTON'S TURN
41,42  Touch RIGHT toe behind; Hold one beat and extend arms straight out in front
43-44  Pivot 1/2 to the right shifting weight to RIGHT foot as you pull arms in to your chest area (You start this
          move with Right toe behind and weight on Left. As you pivot or turn shift your weight to Right with
          Left toe touching behind. The arm movement will help keep your balance and help you make the
          slow 1/2 turn)

STRUTTIN' TURN
45,46  Touch LEFT toe forward; Lower LEFT heel
47,48  Turning 1/4 turn right on ball of Left, touch RIGHT toe forward; Lower RIGHT heel

REVERSE JAZZ SQUARE, BROKEN ANKLES
49,50  Cross LEFT over Right; Step back on RIGHT
51,52  Side step LEFT to left side; Step RIGHT next to Left
53       Cross LEFT over Right
54-56  With ankles still crossed, rock the ankles to left, right, left

SIDE TOUCHES, KNEE POPS
57,58  Touch RIGHT toes to right side; Step RIGHT foot back next to Left
59,60  Touch LEFT toes to left side; Step LEFT foot back next to Right
(Put your hands on your hips and...)
61,62  Pop RIGHT knee "loose" taking weight on Left leg; Hold 
63,64  Switch knees popping LEFT knee loose and taking weight on Right; Hold 

BEGIN DANCE AGAIN
ADDED TO THE ARCHIVES:   17 JAN 1997
Dance Copyright remains with choreographer named above. Step description layout Copyright 1994 - 2016 CrackerBilly LLC dba Country Time Dance Lines. Permission is given by Country Time Dance Lines to copy and teach as long as nothing is altered.
CHOREOGRAPHER CONTACT INFORMATION:
Gloria Johnson  (Updated 10 APR 2013)
Phone:(386) 218-4228
Address:Country Time Dance Lines; 2403 Lake Tiny Road, Deltona, FL 32738
Email: gloriaj@country-time.com    OR  gloriaj@cfl.rr.com
Website: http://www.gloriajohnson.us  AND www.country-time.com