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50                         The Play-Party in Indiana.
a.
1.    On to the next and circle four, Green-leaf so green,
2.    Right hand crossed, 3, the left hand back, You know very well what I mean.
4. Swing her by the left, 5, swing her by the right,
Green-leaf so green, 6. Balance all and swing her all about,
You know very well what I mean.
b. The players stand in couples around the room, each girl being at the left of her partner. At 1, two adjacent couples enter center and face each other, the boys being opposite each other. They circle left. At 2, the two girls cross right hands and at 3, the two boys cross left hands.
The first couple then falls back to original position and the second couple passes on to the next couple at the right who enter the center. At 4, the two couples face, the boys being opposite each other. Each boy takes the right hand of his partner and swings, then, at 5, the left hand of the contrary girl and swings.
At 6, the couples are again facing each other. The girls turn left, the boys right; each boy takes the right hand of his partner and passes her by the right; he then takes the left of the contrary girl whom he passes by the left. The second couple then return to their original places and the figure is repeated with the third and fourth couples. Continue repeating until every couple has been in the center.
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