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of the West and Southwest                                    147
Plow the middle and hoe the row, Get your Partner, home you go, and
Chorus Swing,           -          everybody
Swing.           -         -         -
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 Partner, Right and Left Grand. Hi, Maw; Hi, Paw,
Meet your Partner and Promenade all. Promenade around the town, Take your Honey right on around.
Repeat the call for the Second, Third, and Fourth Couples in turn.
SPLIT THE RING, DESCRIPTION
This version of "Split the Ring" comes from North Texas, and is a real "old timer."
The First and Third Couples dance three steps forward and three steps backward. They now dance forward and Right and Left Through, but do not turn around. As soon as the Head Couples have passed by their Opposites, they separate from Partners, the ladies dancing to their right and the gentlemen to their left, to pass between the vacant Head positions and the standing Side Couples, to the outside of the stt, and then dance behind the Side Couples to home place.
AH couples now "See-saw your pretty little Taw," and then dance "All around your Left Hand Lady," but to the call of "Do-si the Corner of the hall," which is just another term for this movement.






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