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  Two-couple figures danced in a circle of four people.
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QUICK CHANGE FOUR
  1. Right and left grand for two couples. Join rights with partner, pull by. Join lefts with corner, pull by. Join rights with partner, pull by. Join lefts with corner, pull by. Swing partners. [Quick Change Four; Bonner]
     
    Circle to the left around that floor
    Give a right to your partner and quick change four
    Meet your partner, pass her by
    Gents you know the reason why.
    Everybody swing.

  2. Right and left grand three-quarters around for two couples. Join rights with partner, pull by. Join lefts with corner, pull by. Join rights with partner, pull by and swing corner. [Dunmore Fig. 13; Dalsemer]
     
    Circle up four in the middle of the floor, right hand to your partner and a quick change four - - - opposite lady give a little hug - - - now your own that little brown jug, get your own and on you go, on to the next and couple up four ~ Buck Carpenter
FOUR-LEAF CLOVER
Join in a circle, keep hands held throughout figure. Odds duck through the evens' arch. As they emerge the odds turn away from each other to face the evens, odd gent turning ccw and lady turning cw. As they turn, the odds lift their joined hands overhead and down to rest on the evens' joined arms to make the clover. Roll the clover cw. Finish: Odds raise an arch and pull the evens through it. As they pass through, the evens turn away from each other, gent turning cw and lady ccw to reform the circle. [Four-Leaf Clover; Napier] [Four-Leaf Clover; Smith] [Four-Leaf Clover; Bannerman] [Four Leaf Clover; Gilpin & Stephens] [Four-Leaf Clover; Bonner] [Loop the Loop; Hendrix]
 
Circle left and back to the right
Odd, duck right under for a four leaf clover
     and turn on over
Odd arch and even go under
Circle left.
~ Bannerman
ROLL THE BARREL
  1. Join in a circle, keep hands held throughout figure. Odds duck through the evens' arch. Evens follow odds under the evens' arch, gent turning cw and lady ccw to form a circle with all facing out. Circle cw (dancer's right). Finish: Evens back under odds' arch. Odds follow evens under odds' arch, gent turning ccw and lady cw to reform circle. [Roll the Barrel; Smith] [Roll the Barrel p. 44; Rohrbaugh]
     
    Roll the Barrel
    Circle right
    Roll the Barrel
    Circle left
    Swing your corner
    And now your own
    And on to the next
    ~ Smith

  2. Join in a circle, keep hands held throughout figure. Odds duck through the evens' arch. As the pass through the arch the odds turn away from each other, gent ccw and lady cw, and lift their own joined hands overhead. The odds duck under their own arch and pull the evens through the same arch. As the evens pass under the odds' arch they turn under their own joined hands to reform the original circle. [Roll the Barrel (Jug) - Wring the Dishrag; Hipps & Chappell] [Turn the Ring; Bonner]
     
    Circle four in the middle of the floor,
    Roll that barrel along the floor,
    Keep on rollin', roll some more.
    Now roll it back across the floor,
    Keep on rollin' 'til your back gets sore.
    ~ Hipps & Chappell

  3. Join in a circle, keep hands held throughout figure. Odds duck through the evens' arch. Evens follow odds under the evens' arch, gent turning cw and lady ccw to form a circle with all facing out. Break and swing corners, then partners. [Turn the Ring; Gilpin & Stephens]
     
    Circle up fours
    Turn the ring
    Swing your corner lady
    Now your own
SHOOT THE OWL
Circle left and right. Odd gent is deposited at home and odd lady continues to circle with even couple half or once-and-a-half around. Evens, with their backs to the odd gent, raise and arch and shoot the odd lady under it. All swing partners. [Shoot the Owl p. 153; Bonner]
 
Circle to the left around that ring
Circle south, buck and wing.
Now back to the right with all your might
Circle to the right, don't take all night.
Drop one out and circle three
Now, shoot that pretty girl through to me.
Everybody swing, Everybody's doing that same old thing.
MOUNTAINEER LOOP
Circle left. Evens arch, odds duck under. As they pass through the evens' arch, odds keep corners' hands but drop partner. Odd gent go ccw around even lady and to place while odd lady go cw around even gent to place, pulling the evens under their own arch. Evens turn under their own joined hands, gent turning cw and lady ccw to join in a circle again. Circle left, then evens take the lead and repeat the above. [Mountaineer Loop; Napier] [Mountaineer Loop; Smith] [Mountaineer Loop; Bonner] [Mountaineer Loop, p. 46; Rohrbough]
 
Circle left
Mountaineer Loop, lady right, and the gent go left
Circle left
Mountaineer Loop
Circle left
~ Smith
DOUBLE BOW KNOT
  1. Circle left. Odd gent release corner's hand, the rest remain joined. There are two arches: one between odd lady and even gent and the other between the evens. First arch raises up and odd gent ducks through continuing cw behind his partner to place. Odd lady turns cw under her raised arm, following her partner. Next the odd gent goes under the evens' arch, continuing cw behind the even gent and back to place. His movement pulls the odd lady, followed by the even gent, under the evens' arch. All join hands and circle left, then the even gent leads through the figure. [Double Bow Knot; Smith]
     
    Circle left
    Dive and shoot that Double Bow Knot
    Circle left
    Dive and shoot that Double Bow Knot
    Circle left
    Corner swing
    Now your own

  2. From a circle, lead gent drops corner's hand and leads all through an arch formed by the evens. He continues cw around to home (and the even gent turns under his own arch). Without stopping, the odd gent the leads all through an arch formed by the odd lady and even gent. He continues cw around to home (and the odd lady turns under her own arch) and all circle left. [Dive and Shoot; Hendrix]
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