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    Cool Rocky Raccoon

    Hi,

    What does "hoedown" mean in the lyrics of Rocky Raccoon (Beatles)


    ...Now she and her man who called himself Dan
    Were in the next room at the hoedown....

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    Cool Re: Rocky Raccoon

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Usually it means a dance - country western style. A similar word is shindig.
    by the hoedown wouldn't be more appropriate?

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    Re: Rocky Raccoon

    She and her man, Dan, were at the hoedown. Rocky was in the room next door. So from Rocky's perspective (and that of the narrator of the song) she and Dan were in the next room, where the hoedown was taking place.

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