"By George"

By George Walker

Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(16) Hey, ladies pass left shoulders to start
A2(4) Ladies cross
(12) Partners swing
B1(16) Ladies chain over and back
B2(6) Circle left 3/4
(10) Neighbors swing

Editor's Notes:
The transition from neighbors swing to a hey with new neighbors is a feature. End the swing facing across. Separate with a gentle push, propelling the ladies to the right and slightly forward and the gents in the opposite direction. This puts everyone in the proper position with the proper momentum to start the hey. Be careful not to send the ladies directly into each other. (Thanks to Mike Richardson for pointing out this feature.)
Collected from Mike Richardson, September, 1997. At the time Mike collected this dance from George it did not have a title. Mike simply calls it "By George".

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 11/16/1997; last revised 6/24/2001; edited by Russell Owen