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American Square Dances
Rip and Snort, Call
Join your hands and form a ring, Circle left while you shout and sing. First Old Couple Rip and Snort, Down the center and cut 'em short,^ the Lady goes gee and the gent goes haw, Meet your Honey in the hall and Circle left, don't you fall.
Second Couple Rip and Snort, Down the center and pull 'em short, the Lady goes gee and the gent goes haw, Join hands with your pretty little Taw, Circle left around the hall.
Third Old Couple Rip and Snort, Down the center and cut 'em short, the Lady goes right and the gent goes wrong, Meet your Honey as she comes along, Circle left and sing a little song.
Fourth Old Couple Rip and Snort,
Down the center and cut 'em short, the Lady goes right and the gent goes wrong, Meet your Honey as she comes along and
Circle left 'till you get home, Everybody swing your own. Swing your Partners one and aU, now Take a walk around the hall and Promenade that pretty little thing you Call your own,          -          -
Take your ladies right on home.
* It is important that the dancers heed the call of "Cut 'em short/* as they lead the lines around the outside of the set, staying as close as possible to the circle of dancers without spreading out past the limits of their set. All Square Dance figures and movements must stay within the space occupied by the set formation, otherwise all timing of the movements will be lost.






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