Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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3. Swing, siring, and swing 'em high. Allemande left and allemande aye, Ingo, bingo, six penny high, Big pig, little pig, root hog or die.
Repeat 2 and 3 for second, third, and fourth couples. This is sometimes called:
The bird hop out and the crow hop in, All join paddies and go around again, The croiv hop out and circle four. Docey-doe, etc.
1.  See page 150 for directions or substitute any introduction given there.
2.   a) First lady and gentleman step backwards from each
other for four steps, then forward and take regular dance position and swing twice around. They then advance to second couple.
b)   First lady steps to the middle of the ring formed by the first gentleman and the second couple who join hands. As the three circle to the left, she turns to the right.
c)   The first lady steps out of the ring and takes the first gentleman's place as he steps in to the middle. The new three circle left while he turns to the right.
d)   The first gentleman steps out and takes his place in the ring between the two ladies. All four continue circling to the left.
e)   See page 160 for directions.
f)   First couple go on and repeat the figure with the third couple, then with the fourth couple, and return to their original place in the square.
3.   See page 150 for directions or substitute any other ending. The one used is listed as an introduction, but serves just as well as an ending.

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