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The Play-Party in Indiana.                         77
5.    :Break and swing, the Old Brass Wagon,: 3 times
You're the one, my darling.
6.    :Promenade around the Old Brass Wagon,: 3 times
You're the one, my darling.
Miss E. F. Laud, Shelby Tp.
b.     During 1, all join hands, boys being at the left of their part­ners, and circle left. At 2, they drop hands and each boy swings his partner. During 3, partners promenade, circling to the right. Repeat from the beginning, while singing stanzas 4, 5 and 6.
The following additions were made by Miss Fannie Stewart, Shelby Tp.
:Wheel and turn, the Old Brass Wagon,: 3 times You're the one, my darling.
:The Hoosier girls, they're worth having,: 3 times You're the one, my darling.
c.     Miss Hamilton (Missouri Play-Party. Jour. Am. Folk-lore, vol. XXVII, pp. 298 and 302) gives the majority of these stanzas and several others.
Mrs. Ames (Jour. Am. Folk-lore, vol. XXIV, p. 307) gives words that are very similar but the tune is different from that in Indiana.
Mr. Edwin F. Piper (Jour. Am. Folk-lore, vol. XXVIII, p. 282) prints a version of "Old Brass Wagon" with a quite different tune.
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