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The Play-Party in Indiana.
The Girl I Left Behind Me.
a.
On to the next, and balance four,
And bow to them so kindly,
Oh swing that girl, that pretty little girl,
Oh the girl I left behind me.
She's pretty in the face, and slim around the waist,
Oh the girl I left behind me.
1.    First gent swing his opposite lady, Swing her by the right hand,
2.    Swing your partner by the left, And promenade the girl behind you.
3.    Oh the girl, the girl, the pretty little girl, The girl I left behind me.
She stole my heart and away she ran, Away down in South Carolina.
b. Circle dance for any odd number of couples above two.
All join hands to form a circle, each boy being at his partner's left At 1, one boy skips across and swings the girl opposite him (i. e., he takes her right hand with his right and each traces a complete circle by taking four steps and circling right). He then skips back across the circle to his partner. At 2, each boy swings his partner by the left hand, circling to the left. During 3,
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