Brown-Eyed Mary


If perchance we should meet
On this wild prairie,
In my arms will I embrace
My darling brown-eyed Mary.

Turn your partner half way ’round
Turn your opposite lady,
Turn your partner all the way way ’round,
And prom’nade right hand lady.

Dance / Play Party

Formation – Double circle of partners, boy inside and girl outside, facing counterclockwise.

Verse 1 – Partners promenade in the circle counterclockwise.

Verse 2

  • Phrase 1 – Partners join right hands and turn half way around so that the boy is facing counterclockwise.
  • Phrase 2 – Boy joins left hands with the girl who was in the couple behind them and turns her around.
  • Phrase 3 – Boy joins hands with original partner and turns her completely around.
  • Phrase 4 – Boy takes the girl from behind as a new partner and prepares to promenade as song begins again.

See also


Extras for Plus Members

  • Song with chords
  • MIDI file
  • Listen

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