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The Collier's Daughter

Longways for as many as will

or THE DUKE OF RUTLAND'S DELIGHT Duple minor longways, G minor, 2/2

The Dancing Master, Vol. 2, 4th Ed. (Young), 1728. The Country Dance Book, Part IV, Cecil J. Sharp (H. E. Styles), 1985.

A1   8   First couple cross and go below, second couple move up.
A2   8   First couple turn partner (Now improper).
A2   8   First couple cross and go below NEXT couple, who move up.
A2   8   First couple turn partners (Now proper).
B1   4   First couple leads up to "progressed" place, second couple go down
         on outside.
     8   First couple circle with original seconds.
     4   All turn single (left).
B2   8   Circular hey.
     8   Turn partners.

There is another version from “Country Dances from Colonial New York: James Alexander's Notebook, 1730”

A1   1-8 M1 hey with women
A2   1-8 W1 hey with men
B1   1-4 C1 "cross over 2 couples" skipping
     5-8 C1 lead to top and cast off 1 place
B2   1-8 C1 and C2 4 changes R&L 

Note that these latter instructions do not define the cross over 2 couples. Cold_and_Raw_or_Juice_of_Barley– Suggestion: Cross over and go down past 2 couples, then lead to top and cross and cast 1 place. Or cross, cast 1, cross, cast 1. (Latter quite demanding in time.)



CDSS version

ins_colliers_daughter.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/28 00:37 by nashjc