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The Play-Party in Indiana.                           81
b. 1. All join hands and circle left around one girl who stands in the center holding a hat in her hand. At 2, she chooses a part­ner from those in the ring, draws him into the center, places the hat on his head and at 3 gives him a kiss. She then (at 4) joins the players in the ring. Repeat from the beginning with the boy in the center.
d. Additional stanzas may be found in the variants printed by Goldy Hamilton, Jour. Am. Folk-lore, vol. XXVII, p. 300 and Edwin F. Piper, Jour. Am. Folk-lore, vol. XXVIII, p. 268.
Pig in the Parlor.
got a pig in the par - lor, And it is I - rish too.
1.    We've got a pig in the parlor,54 We've g t a pig in the parlor,
We've got a pig in the parlor, And it is Irish, too: 3 times We've got a pig in the parlor, And it is Irish, too.
2.    Oh it's left hand to your partner,
3.    The right hand to your neighbor,
4.    The left hand back to your partner,
5.    And we'll all promenade: 3 times
6.    Swing your left hand lady round,
And we'll all promenade.55
My father and mother we Irish: 3 times
And I was Irish, too: 3 times
My father and mother were Irish,
And I was Irish too.
54.     After the first stanza the words are:—"We've got a new pig in the parlor, or "We've got the old pig in the parlor," to agree with the game.
55.     The refrain has the same tune as the stanzas.
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