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The Play-Party in Indiana.                         41
b.     Longways dance for three or more couples.
All form in two lines, boys in one and girls in the other, with partners facing. The first boy and the last girl walk to the center, swing, retire and then each swings the player next on his partner's left. Repeat until the first boy has swung all of the girls and the last girl ajl of the boys. Both return to their original positions. The first couple meet and promenade down the center, taking position at the bottom of their respective lines.
Repeat from the beginning and continue repeating until all of the players are in their original relative positions.
Words and game. Mr. John Underwood, Brown Tp.
d. Edwin F. Piper: Some Play-Party Games of the Middle West. Jour. Am. Folk-lore, vol. XXVIII, p. 267.
Down to New Orleans.
a.
I went down to New Orleans (Orlenz), But I did'nt go there to stay. I stuck my head in a feather bed, And could'nt get away.
Fare ye well, my dearest dear, Fare ye well my darling, Fare ye well, my dearest dear, With the golden slippers on.
Mr. R, W. Stone, Jay Co., Ind.
c.     The refrain to this will be recognized as being practically the same as that to "Cuckoo Waltz," supra.
This song is probably related to the first stanza of the comic ballad, "Polly wolly doodle wolly day." This is well known in Ripley County but seems to be a local rendition.
I'm going away to New Orleans, Goodby, my lover, goodby, Goodby my lover, goodby.18
Fare Thee Well.
This game has only a fragment of the stanzas to "Cuckoo Waltz."
18 Ideal Home Music Library, X: 142.
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