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of the West and Southwest
103
Then your Partner with your left, and Balance home, and everybody
Chorus Swing,           -         -         -
Four gents out to the left of the ring, and All around your Left Hand La--dy,
See-saw your pretty little Taw. On the Corner with your left hand, Allemande Left as pretty as you can, a Right to your Honey, Bight and Left Grand. Grand Right and Left 'till you meet your own, Promenade your Partners home. Promenade 'em two by two, Walk 'em home like you always do.
Repeat the call for the Second, Third, and Fourth Couples in turn.
SPLIT YOUR CORNERS, DESCRIPTION
This dance comes from Arizona where it is a great favorite. The First and Third Couples (the "First Four" or "Head Couples'') dance three steps forward and three steps backward and then dance three steps forward again and take "inside" or nearest hands with their Opposites in a slight balance. They then face the nearest Side Couples, with Opposites as partners, and dance side by side through the Side Couples they are facing, passing between the ladies and gentlemen of the Side Couples to the outside of the set, the Side Couples separating from Part­ners to allow the Head Couples to pass through. The Head Couples release their joined hands and separate, the ladies to the right and the gentlemen to the left, to dance singly around the outside of the set to their home places.
All now dance the movement of "See-saw your pretty little Taw," but to the call of "Sashay 'round your pretty Baby."






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