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American Square Dances
way and cross in front of them, each gentleman passing behind the gentleman on his left as they cross the set. This is important in order to avoid traffic difficulties, and applies to any dance in wrhich four dancers cross the set at once.
The pattern of this dance is that of a serpentine movement rather than a series of One Hand Swings. If the dancers will always use the hand nearest the person they are swinging with they will find that they will be using the proper hand for that
Introductory Call Six
Honor your Partners, bow and smile, Step right up and swing her awhile.
All around vour Left Hand La-
-dy,. ' - - -
Sashay 'round your pretty Baby.
On the Corner with your left hand,
A Left Hand Swing as pretty as you can,
Right to your Partner, Right and Left Grand.
Rope that yearling, brand that calf,
Meet your Honey with a Once and a Half.
Once and a Half and a half all around,
xMake that big foot jar the ground.
Big white horse, little red wagon,
Hind wheel broke and the axle draggin'.
I told my Pa when I left town
"She's a domed good wagon, but about broke down."
When you meet your own you know what to do,
Promenade 'em two by two.
Promenade your Partners 'round,
Keep that calico off the ground,
When you get home just settle down.

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