origninally to tune for 'The Dusky Night'
A triple minor longways dance from Thompson, Twenty Four Country Dance, 1777.
A1 Lead down thro' the 3.d Cu. & cast up one into middle 1s back-to-back by r.sh.; the Gent.n hands round 3 at bottom & his Partner at top (M circle below W above) A2 Lead up thro' the 2.d & cast off.to 2nd place 1s back-to-back by l.sh. the Gent.n hands round three at top & his partner at bottom (M circle above, W below) B1 1s lead down & up, & and cast off one place B2 (lead outsides) Holding hands in long lines, fall back with 4 steps, come forward with 4 steps and 2h turn partner with 8 steps.
The Apted editors, possibly in order to make the dance more interesting and put to use a prettier tune which had a tedious dance they did not wish to use, switched tunes to the longer 'The Dusky Night' and added a turn single in A1 to fill out tune.
For the tune 'The Dusky Night' which Thompson originally linked with it, use:
A1 Cast off two Cu. and up again A2 Cross over two Cu. up again and cast off B1 hands 4 to left quite round at bottom and back to right B2 right and left at top