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The Happy Captive to tune for 'The Dusky Night' midi

   A triple minor longways dance from Thompson, Twenty Four Country Dance, 1777.
   A1 Lead dow thro' the 3.d Cu. & cast up one into middle / 1s back-to-back by / 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 2nd place / 1s back-to-back by 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. Yo
   If you like the tune 'The Dusky Night' and would like to try the dance which Thompson originally linked with it, then here it is:
   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
ins_happy_captive.txt · Last modified: 2014/07/15 21:49 (external edit)