American Square Dances of The West
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American Square Dances
The Cogwheel, Call
Ladies to the center and back to the bar,
Gents to the center and form a star with your
Right hands crossed in the center of the hall,
Back with your left, pick up your Taw, and
Star half-way around the hall, the
First Lady out and form two wheels,
Wind that cog and wind it tight, now
Cross on over from left to right, and
Turn those stars the way you are; the
Gents hook on to the ladies' star.
One big star, side by side, let's
Dance it pretty, now you spread out wide.
Do-si-do on all four sides, your Partners left and your Corners right; Swing those girls, don't take all night. Now Promenade your Partners all, Hold those gals, don't let 'em fall, Take your Honey around the hall. Keep that calico off the ground, when You get home just settle down, and Balance to your Partners all, Square your sets and listen to the call.