BRIDGE OF AVIGNON



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French Song Play  

LS E-3  
Formation: Couples in a circle, facing LOD, boys on the inside, girls on the outside, inside hands joined. 

SONG 
Refrain (Sung at the beginning and after each verse.) 
On the bridge of Avignon
They are dancing, they are dancing,
On the bridge of Avignon
They are dancing in a ring. 
Verse 1. Gentlemen all do this way;
Then they all do this way.
Verse 2. Ladies all do this way;
Then they all do this way.
Verse 3. Soldiers all do this way;
Then they all do this way.
Verse 4. Angels all do this way;
Then they all do this way.  
ACTION 
Refrain: All skip in LOD. 
Verse 1.  Partners face each other and make an elaborate bow, both bowing like men. Then move one place to the right and bow to a new partner. Keep this new partner for the refrain and the next verse.
Verse 2. Partners face each other and curtsy, boys mimicking the girls; then move to the right and repeat with new partner.
Verse 3. Partners salute each other; then move to the right to new partner and salute again.
Verse 4. All move arms as though flying. Move to right to new partner and repeat.


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