Lyrics

Golden ring around the Susan girl
Golden ring around the Susan girl
Golden ring around the Susan girl
All the way around the Susan girl

Take a little girl and give her a whirl… (repeat twice)
All the way around the Susan girl

Refrain
Round and around Susan girl… (repeat twice)
All the way around the Susan girl

Do-si-do right the Susan girl… (repeat twice)
All the way around the Susan girl
Do-si-do left the Susan girl… (repeat twice)
All the way around the Susan girl  Refrain

Hand over hand the Susan girl… (repeat twice)
All the way around the Susan girl
Get a little faster Susan girl… (repeat twice)
All the way around the Susan girl  Refrain


Dance

Students in a circle, standing next to their partners, holding hands. (Optional: two concentric circles with partners holding hands, facing to the right.) One couple is in the center of the circle.

“Golden ring” = circle right while center couple stands still

“Take a little girl” = circle of students stands still (facing the center), clapping, while center couple does a right arm swing.

Refrain: Center couple circles right, circle of students circles left.

“Do-si-do right” and “do-si-do left” = follow the lyrics

Refrain 2nd time: Center couple joins circle of students.

“Hand over hand” =
(advanced version) Grand right and left around the circle until each person ends up with a new partner.

(easier version) Promenade right, then promenade left


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