Also known as Confess/Confais/Confesse/Confesse his Tune
Playford's English Dancing Master of 1651
two facing trios
Lines meet and fall back; repeat. Each man goes to his L, leads 2 women out, all turn round and lead back; men turn each other 5/4 while each man's 2 partners turn each other. Each man leads his 2 partners out and back; men turn each other as do opposite women. All face 1st man's (L) wall, balance back and go forward a double, turn round and repeat to places. 1st man faces half L towards 2nd man's 1st woman, they balance back, meet, and form arch; the others hands-4 round the 1st man, under the arch. 2nd man and 1st man's 2nd woman do the same; hands-4 round him. All face 2nd man's wall, and do as before. Opposite women lead out and return while men go out towards own walls and return; women hands-4 round men who turn single R then L inside. All out and in again; this time women turn single R and L while men turn each other. Lines meet and fall back; repeat. Each man leads his top partner down and then up making an arch, while the other woman casts up outside, then goes down under arch; the 2 single women turn, while the men turn the women they have. Repeat with the other women.
Alternative tune “Confesse, His Tune,” “Court Lady,” “Rosamond.”