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The Play-Party in Indiana.
4.     :I kneel because I love you,: 3 times For we have gained the day.*0
5.     :1 measure my love to show you,: 3 times For we have gained the day.
6.     :One kiss before I leave you,: 3 times For we have gained the day.
b.     1. All join hands and circle left. One player leaves the ring and winds in and out under the clasped hands of the players. He aims to make a complete circuit by going under every arch of clasped hands (i. e. in and out every window) during the singing of 2. At the same time those in the ring are circling left. At 3, they stand still while the one who has gone under the arches chooses a partner and stands facing her. At 4, he kneels before her. At 5, while still kneeling, he measures with his arms or his fingers the extent of his love. At 6, he kisses his chosen partner and takes the place at her left in the ring. The person whose place he has taken is the next to "go in and out the windows." The game may be repeated indefinitely.
c.     This game is very widely known among the children, and is also a popular play-party game.
d.   Variants are found in a number of books and magazine articles. Jour. Am. Folk-lore, vol. XXIV, pp. 306-7.
Jour. Am. Folk-lore for 1914, p. 250, The Game "Go in-dang-out de Window" was played by negroes many years ago. Mari Ruef Hofer. Children's Singing Games, p. 16. Notes and Queries. XXVII, pp. 252-5. John Hornby. The Joyous Book of Singing Games, p. 39. Jour. Am. Folk-lore, vol. XXVI, p. 138.
20 The last three stanzas are often sung by the boy alone. In that case the last line of each stanza is "For I have gained the day."
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