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26                 INDIAN GAMES AND DANCES
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A call I hear! Hark! it is near at hand, The call! The call! Floats to us where we now stand. Refrain:           Hey hey they,
Ah hey hey they, Ah hey hey they, Again the call! Ah hey hey they, Ah hey hey they, Ah hey hey they, Ah hey they.
The action of this stanza shows the dancers being led by the call to the "field," where the call seems to be­come clearer and at last is there located. The dancers should scatter in groups, while different individuals should look about searchingly but without breaking the groups. These should move here and there seeking for the "footprints" that had been left on the smooth tops of the little hills, and so lead to the action required for the next stanza. Whenever in the song the line "The call! The call!" occurs, there should be an apparent arrest of movement among the dancers as if to listen.
3 Again the call! Forth to the light of day
They come! They come! Come pushing upward their way. Refrain:           Hey hey they,
Ah hey hey they, Ah hey hey they,
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