American Square Dances of The West
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of the West and Southwest
Cross those girls and don't be slow,
Form new three's and here we so.
Six to the center and back to the bar, the
End gents forward up and back; the
Side six forward and wagon-wheel over, and
Spread 'em out wide like a three-leaf clover, the
End gents cross right on to Dover, and
Cross those girls to place in the ring, and
Swing,           -          everybody
Swing.           -         -         -
Chorus On the Corner with your left hand, a Right to your Partner, Right and Left Grand. Grand Right and Left 'till you meet Taw, Promenade that old corral, with that Pretty little girl you call your own; Promenade your Partners home. Balance in your places all, Square your sets and listen to the call.
Repeat the call for the Second, Third, and Fourth Couples in turn.
In this dance half of the call is directed to the Head Couples and half to the Side Couples. The best method of instruction is to first walk the Head Couples through their part of the dance, then walk the Side Couples through their part, and then combine the two before calling the dance. In this particular dance the term "sides" is interpreted as meaning the "outside** couples and does not carry its usual definition of the Second and Fourth Couples. The leading couples are designated in the first line of the call and the "sides" are the two other couples. All couples should be walked through both parts of the call before dancing the figure, as it is led four times by the Head Couples and then four times by the Side Couples.