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of the West and Southwest
121
Bird in the Center^ Seven Hands 'Round, Call
Substitute and call the following on the last four beats of whichever introductory call is being used:
"First Lady to the right and swing her." Continue with the call below.
Right hand gent with a right hand 'round, Partner by the left as you come down, Your Opposite Gent with a right hand a~ -round;          -         -         -
Partner by the left as you come down, Your left hand gent with a right hand a--round,          -         -         -
Partner by the left as you come down, Bird in the center and seven hands a--round.          -         -
Bird flies out and the Crow hops in, it's Seven hands up and you're gone again. Break and swing your Partners all, Let 'em go and listen to the call.
Choms On the Corner with your left hand, a Right to your Partner, Right and Left Grand. Grand Right and Left around the hall, and Promenade your pretty little Taw. Take her back to place in the ring, and Now the next pretty lady swings her
Repeat the call for the Second, Third, and Fourth Ladies in turn, then call the finish for all four ladies to dance the figure together, calling "All four ladies swing their" on the last four beats of the chorus call.






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