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96                                            American Square Dances
Second Couple, with whom they form a ring of four which circles once around clockwise.
Break the ring of four and swing Opposites once around with a Waltz Swing, then swing Partners once around with a Waltz Swing. (This is a siib-chonis, and is often varied-)
The First Couple repeats the figure and sub-chorus with the Third Couple, and finally with the Fourth Couple, all dancers swinging their Partners with a Waltz Swing on the Partner Swing movement of the sub-chorus call Next ail dance the chorus of "All around your Left Hand Lady," then take right hands with Partners, with a slight "balance," and dance the Grand Right and Left Partners meet halfway around the set and Promenade home, where all swing Partners once around with a Waltz Swing, and then "Square your sets," ready for the next change.
The call is repeated with the Second, Third, and Fourth Couples in turn leading the dance.
Introductory Call Three
Pick up the tailgate, throw in the sprague,
Whistle at the nippers and watch us rag.
Honor your Partners - and the
Lady on your left, -
Join your hands and circle left
Circle left all the way around,
All the way around the hall,
All four gents listen to the call.
All around your Left Hand Lady,
Right hands to your Partners all,
Grand Right and Left around the hall.
Meet your Honey and Promenade all.
Promenade around the town,
Take those pretty girls right on around,
When you get home just settle down.






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