Cowboy Dances

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DOUBLE BOW KNOT
his left arm and turns a dishrag with the left lady and a second time turns the left lady under his right arm and turns a dishrag with the right lady. The grip or hand hold is never changed with either lady during any of the turning. Please be careful always to send the right hand lady through first. Sometimes, with beginners, both ladies try to go under at the same time and a painful collision results. The whole action is so strenuous, with a fast skipping step, that it is easy to "knock the ladies out" if they bump heads.
c)   The first and third ladies each continue around the set to the right. At the same time the side ladies go to the left; that is, the first and fourth ladies go to the third gentleman and the third and second ladies to the first gentleman. Each group joins hands and the three's circle to the left. They then do the double bow knot as in (b).
d)   Now the ladies divide and go to the side gentlemen, the first and third ladies continuing to the right and the second and fourth ladies to the left. This puts the first and second ladies with the fourth gentleman and the third and fourth ladies with the second gen­tleman. The three's circle again and do the double bow knot as in (b).
e)   The head ladies continue to the right and the side ladies to the left so that the first and fourth ladies meet with the first gentleman and the second and third ladies with the third gentleman. Each three circles and does the double bow knot.
f)   The first and third ladies each stay with their own partners while the second and fourth ladies continue left and thus go back to their partners. And every­body swings.
3. See page 152 for explanation or substitute any other end­ing given there.
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The head, or active, ladies circle always to the right and the side, or theoretically inactive, ladies to the left, the head ladies beginning the dance and the side ladies ending it. The four gentlemen stay in position waiting for each pair of laides to come to them. In the repetition the side ladies are active and go to the right, while the end ladies go to the left.






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