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22                         The Play-Party in Indiana.
Repeat from the beginning with the next girl at the right of the one just mentioned, in the center, and continue repeating until every girl has been "around in the center," and has taken her place at the left of her partner. The words change to agree. Stanza 2 is, "Second young lady all around in the center" and so on.
Repeat all from the beginning with the first boy in the center. He, at the end of this game, is back in his original position with his partner at his right. The words are, accordingly, "First young gent all around in the center," "Second young gent," etc. This second half of the game brings all of the players back to their original positions.
c.     This was a very popular game in 1909 and continues to be a favorite.
d.     The words, "we'll all run away" or "run away all" are not peculiar to this game. See Miss Hamilton's version of "Old Brass Wagon," Jour. Am. Folk-lore, Vol. XXVII, p. 293.
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