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The Happy Captive

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; 
   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.

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
ins_happy_captive.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/12 14:03 by nashjc