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 Note: Music seems to be same as Tythe Pig ???
 From John Garden:
 Dutch Dollars midi
 Thompson’ 24 Country Dances for the year 1800, also in Gedge ‘Town and Country Ladies’ own memorandum book or Fashionable Companion 1800’.
 Triple minor proper
 A1    Hey contrary sides
 A2    then on your own side
 B1     1s Down the middle & up again, finishing either with a cast off (as in Dutch Pins) or by simply move into middle place and not returning to top of set.
 B2     Right & left at Top - possibly in regency style with 1W and 2M ‘oval gypsying’ l.sh. just ahead of 1M and 2W ‘oval gypsying’ r.sh.
 Gray’s Country Dance Book for the year 1799 offers ‘Dutch Pins’ -  virtually the same dance to a different tune:
 A1 The first Cu. hey contrary sides
 A2 Then on the other sides,
 B1 Lead down one Cu. up again, and cast off
 B2 Right & left at top
 This dance helps us feel comfortable about assuming the author of the Thompson dance assumed a cast off at the end of the B1 – its from Dutch Pins that this is indeed where and how the 1s progress.
 The Regency ‘oval gypsying’ style Right & left which I have suggested in B2, was also suggested by Pat Shaw in his Holland as seen in the English Country Dance 1713-1820, 1960. Nicholas Broadbridge followed Shaw in his Dance and Danceability notes,
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