Cowboy Dances

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Four Ladies Change the Length of the Hall
(Can be substituted for the second and fourth couples instead of the simpler form m the preceding dance, provided there are two or more sets m a row down the center of the hall.)
2.  a) The second and fourth couples
Go out to the right With four hands full around. b) The two ladies change, The three ladies change To the walls and back. All ladies change on this longer track. Keep on changing till you reach a wall You're just half through, that isn't all Turn right back and keep on trotting, Keep on changing to the other wall Now back to your partner if he ain't forgotten.
3.  Now you're home and everybody swing, Allemande ho,
Right hand up and here we go! Now promenade.
Repeat 2 and 3 for fourth couple.
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If the sets are arranged the length of the hall it is best to give the simpler danee (see page 346) for couple number one, and keep them changing within the set. Then call the dance given above for couples two and four, sending the several sets the length of the hall. Then repeat the simple dance for the third couple.
2. a) Second couple in ^ach set advances to the third couple, joins hands with them and circle® to the left once around so fb$t the second couple is ^gain toward the mtiddfe ®f "fce set At the same time the fourth couple
advance^ f# the $r$t copple and do$s the same with
%^$i i;J<iff^f'%^:fwtfe couple in line toward the
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