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11/26/2017
As I was flipping through the March 1854 issue of Godey’s Lady’s Book, which I accessed here http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55996 , I encountered instructions for dancing to a song which many of you will find familiar:


“POP GOES THE WEASEL.

THE FIGURES.
This is an old and very animated English Dance, that has lately been revived among the higher classes of Society.
It is danced in a line, the Gentlemen opposite the Ladies.
1st. Top couple down the middle and return. 8 Bars.
2d. Cast off outside and return. 8 Bars.
3d. The same couple execute hands three with the Lady next them. 8 Bars.
4th. Top couple raise their arms and the Lady passes under, at which time all sing Pop goes the Weasel     8 B's.
5th. The same couple repeat the last figure with the Lady's partner. 8 Bars.
The same couple repeat till down line, after passing three or four couple the top commences till all are in motion.
PRESENTED TO GODEYS' LADY'S BOOK BY THE PUBLISHER,
T. C. ANDREWS, No. 66 Spring Garden Street, Philada.”

Excerpt From
Godey's Lady's Book, Philadelphia, Volume 48, March, 1854
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