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The Play-Party in Indiana.
39
Chorus—
0, dem golden slippers, 0, dem golden slippers,
Golden slippers I'se a-gwine to wear,
Because they look so neat, Hallelujah,
0, dem golden slippers, O, dem golden slippers,
Golden slippers I'se gwine for to wear,
To wear on the golden street.17
b. Longways dance for any number of couples above three.
The figures are identical with those of "Weevily Wheat." The order in which these are taken is varied at pleasure. It will be noticed that in each division of this song there are seven strong accents, the same as in "Weevily Wheat." The entire stanza, together with the chorus are equivalent in this game to three stanzas of "Weevily Wheat."
Down in Jay Bird Town.
a.
Blue bird, blue bird, flew in the window, Blue bird, blue bird, flew in the window, Blue bird, blue bird, flew in the window, Down in Jay Bird town.
I knew it was her by the jingle of the window, I knew it was her by the jingle of the window, I knew it was her by the jingle of the window, Down in Jay Bird town.
b. The game is the same as that of "Skip-to-My-Lou."
17 Stair is a common substitute for the word street.
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