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of the West and Southwest
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Texas Star, Call
Ladies to the center and back to the bar, Gents to the center and form a star, with Right hands crossed and a "How do yon do?" Back with the left and "How are you?" Meet £hat pretty girl, pass her by, and Pick up the next girl on the fly, now Half-way 'round the ring you go, the Gents swing out, all the way around, the Ladies swing in, -         
Form that pretty little star again, Turn that star around the ring, now Spread out wide,* -          -
Do-si-do on all four sides. Partners left and your Corners right, Swing those girls if it takes all night, and Promenade around the town,
Chorus Take those pretty girls right on around. Promenade back to your place, Square your sets with a smile on your face.
Repeat the call three more times, four changes in alL
* Omit the call of "Spread oat wide" on a crowded floor, substituting four beats of music only, or suitable patter. If the Double Star is to move at a normal rate of speed, the dancers forming the star in the center must gauge their movements by those on the outside of the formation.






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