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American Square Dances
Introductory Call One
Square your sets with a smile on your face, Everybody dance, right in your place.
Honor your Partners - and the
Lady on your left, - -
All join hands and circle left;
Circle left all the way around.
All the way around 'till you come home,
You swing yours, leave mine alone,
Everybody swing, and we'll
Promenade around the ring.
Promenade around the hall,
Promenade the old corral.
Promenade 'till you get home.
When calling "Two Little Sisters," substitute the following call for the last four beats of the Introduction instead of the four beats of silence indicated:
"First Lady out to the right and'*
* Each dash shown in the calls indicates one musical beat of silence on the part of the caller. These dashes and their meaning must be observed in order to properly phrase the call with the music and to give the proper and necessary timing required to execute the movements of the dance. The dashes indicate time value rather than strict silence, and when used after a word or syllable in the lines of the calls, they denote a lengthening of that word past normal.






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