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The Play-Party in Indiana.
an arch. The first boy and girl then promenade down through the center under the arch and take pos:tion at the foot of their re­spective lines.
Repeat from the beginning with the second couple and continue repeating until all of the players are in their original relative positions.
d. Other variants are to be found in W. W. Newell's Games and Songs of American Children, No. 10, and in Jour, of Amer. Folk­lore, vol. XXVIII, p. 275.
Getting UpStairs.
Mrs. Leslie Beall, Versailles, Ind.
a.
1.    First young gent with the right hand around,
2.    Back to the left, and swing clear around.
3.    Swing her to the center and we'll all join hands.
4.    Such a getting upstairs, I never did see, Such a getting upstairs, it don't suit me.
5.    The lady swings out, the gent swings in, All hands up and going again.
6.    Such a getting upstairs, I never did see, Such a getting upstairs, it don't suit me.
7.    Balance all, swing, oh swing,
Swing your partner and we'll all run away.
8.    Such a getting upstairs, I never did see, Such a getting upstairs, it don't suit me.
Miss Rena Bushing, Johnson Tp.
Variants in this county are similar, but as the movements indicated are particularly interesting, in this game, I give them in full.
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