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102                                               American Square Dances
Bird in a Cage, Call
First Couple right and ring up four,
Circle four in the middle of the floor.
Bird in a cage, and a Crow in a tree,
Three hands up, you're gone, you see.
The Bird flies out and the Crow hops in,
Three hands up and you're gone again.
The Crow steps out with a Right Hand Cross, and a
"How do you do?" -          -
Left hands back, and "How are you?"
Swing your Corner with your right,
Then your Partner with your left, and
On you go, on to the next.
On to the next and ring up four,
Circle four as you did before.
Bird in a cage, and a Crow in a tree,
Three hands up, you're gone, you see.
The Bird flies out and the Crow hops in,
Three hands up and you're gone again.
The Crow steps out with a Right Hand Cross, and a
"How do you do?" -
Left hands back, and "How are you?"
Swing your Corner with your right,
Then your Partner with your left, and
On you go, on to the next.
On to the next and ring up four,
Circle four as you did before.
Bird in a cage, and a Crow in a tree,
Three hands up, you're gone, you see.
The Bird flies out and the Crow hops in,
Three hands up and you're gone again.
The Crow steps out with a Right Hand Cross, and a
aHow do you do?" -          -
Left hands back, and "How are you?"
Swing your Corner with your right,






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