Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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(14)   Ending:
Swing on the corner like swingin' on a gate. Now your own if it ain't too late. Now allemancle left with your left hand, Right hand to partner and right and left grand.
(Explanation: Each gentleman first swings his corner lady, then he swings his partner, and then proceeds as in No. 2.)
(15)   Ending:
Now you're home and all eight swing,
Swing on the corners,
Swing your own.
Swing the opposite,
Now your own.
Left allemande, a right hand grand.
Meet your partner and promenade.
(Explanation: After partners swing, each gentleman swings his left hand lady, and then his partner again. He now crosses the set and swings the lady of the opposite couple, and then back to swing his partner again. Then finishes by executing the same as ending No. 2.)
(16)   Ending:
S'wing your opposite across the hall, Now the lady on your right, Noiv your opposite across the hall, No2o your own and promenade all.
(Explanation: In this ending the ladies stand in posiĀ­tion and wait for the men to come to them. When all four men cross the set to their opposites at one time it makes a traffic jam in the center. If they all touch right hands as they pass each other, it makes a neat figure. But they usually prefer to collide and make a knot of it.
Each gentleman crosses the set and swings the opposite lady. He then goes to the next lady around the set in a promenade direction and swings her, that is his right hand lady when he is facing the center of the set. He then crosses again to the opposite lady from her and after swinging her,