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The Play-Party in Indiana.                           49
Go to Boston.
S. B.
Mrs. Susan Ballman, Versailles, Ind.
a.
1.    Now boys you may go to Boston, Now boys you may go to Boston,
2.    Now boys you may go to Boston, So early in the morning.
3.     :Now girls you may go to Boston,: 3 times So early in the morning.
4.     :A11 together we'll go to Boston,: 3 times So early in the morning.
b. Longways dance for any number of couples above two.
Boys stand in line facing a corresponding line of girls, partners opposite. During 1, the top couple meet and promenade down the center and at 2 they retrace their steps backward to position.
Alternate stanzas 1 and 2. Repeat with couple 2 performing the figure. Continue repeating until the couples in the upper half of the lines have gone through the figure.
Continue repeating with the couples from the bottom half of the line, the direction of the promenade being reversed.
At 4, all partners promenade in a straight line, trace a rectangle and come back to position.
Miss Reua Bushing.
Green-Leaf.
Mrs. Leslie Beall, Versailles, Ind.
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