CHASE THAT RABBIT, CHASE THAT SQUIRREL



Southern Figure 

Richard G. Kraus, Square Dances of Today: And How to Teach and Call Them, New York (NY): A. S. Barnes & Co., 1950. p 24 

After an introductory figure, the caller begins with the first couple. 

First couple out to the couple on the right,

Chase that rabbit, chase that squirrel,

Chase a pretty girl round the world.

Now the possum, now the 'coon,

Chase that big boy round the moon.

Join your hands and circle up four,

Break it up with a docey doe. 

First couple walks out to the right and faces the second couple. The first woman takes the lead (with her partner following her) going through the visited couple (second) and walking around the second woman and back to the center. The first girl goes through the second couple again (still followed by her partner) and walks round the second man and back to the center. Then, the first man takes the lead (with his partner following him) going through the visited couple (second) and walking round the second woman and back to the center, the first man goes through the second couple again (still followed by his partner) and walks round the second man and back to the center again. Then both couples circle four and finish with the docey doe.

This figure can be used with others of the "visiting couple" type or it can be used on its own with two couples leading to the right at the same time.

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