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36                         The Play-Party in Indiana.
Cuckoo Waltz.
a.
1.    Choose your pardas we go round, Choose your pard as we go round, Choose your pard as we go round,
2.    We'll all take Susie Brown.
3.    Fare thee well, my charming girl,
4.    Fare thee well, I'm gone,
Fare thee well, my charming girl, With golden slippers on.14
The following variant, from Miss E. F. Laud of the southern part of the county, shows how unfamiliar words are replaced by modern popular ones.
:Choose you a pard as we go round: 3 times And I'll take Susie Brown. :Three times around a goo-goo waltz: 3 times And I'll take Susie Brown.
Fare-a-well, my darling girl, Fare-a-well, I'm gone, Farewell, my darling girl, With the golden slippers on.15
b. Circle dance for any number of players, above nine.
14   Directions for the Kamc are given in the order indicated at the left but this order is not essential.
15  The last stanza of this is played as a game in itself by the young people near Versailles.
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