Double circle, partners facing, boys with backs to center.
Movements: Hand gestures, skipping
Meas. (2 counts per meas.; i.e., 1 = 2 counts)
1 Wind, wind, wind the bobbin: (The count is l, and, 2, and.)
2 Wind, wind, wind the bobbin;
3 Pull, pull;
4 Tap, tap, tap;
5-8 Repeat Meas. l-4
9-16 Tra, la, la, and away we go,
Tra, la, la, and away we go,
See my new shoes neatly done,
Away we go to have some fun.
1 With arms elbow-high and hands clenched, roll one arm over the other three times. This represents “winding the thread.”
2 Reverse the roll and “wind” in the opposite direction.
3 Pull hands apart and jerk elbows backward twice, “pulling and tightening the thread.”
4 Tap own fists together three times, “driving the pegs.”
5-8 Repeat Meas. 1-4.
9-16 All face LOD and join inside hands with partner. Skip around the circle. At end of final phrase of music, stop and face partner, ready to start the dance again