Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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The sheep around the sheep And the goat around the goat. The goat around the sheep And the sheep around the goat.
The possibilities are endless.
In the dance as given the first couple goes through and around the opposites. It is sometimes called in reverse order, in which case they go around and through the opposites, and on the last time through, the first lady crosses over in front of the first gentleman in order to be in the right position for the docey-doe. This is a little more awkward than the regu≠lar arrangement in which the crossover comes at the be≠ginning. The call in reverse would be:
The gent around the lady And the lady Wound the gent. The lady Wound the lady And the gent around the gent.
The Girl I Left Behind Me
1. Honors right and honors left,
All join hands and circle to the left. Break and swing and 'promenade back.

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