duple longways (2/2) (D)
Thompson, S., A. & P., 200 Country Dances, III, p. 16
Unpublished reconstruction, introduced by George Fogg
Recording: Boston Centre Series, vol. VII, by Bare Necessities midnight_ramble-bnbc7-10.mp3.zip
A1 1-8 1st cu. clap, cross over below 2nd cu. (2nd cu. move up), 2-hd. turn 1 1⁄2 (skip-change step). A2 1-8 2nd cu. the same. B1 1-8 1st cu. cross over, half 8 (prog.). B2 1-8 R & L, 4 changes (w. hands).
Duple minor longways, 2/2, D Major Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, Vol. 3 (Thompson), 1773. Reconstructed by George Fogg.
A1 1-4 1st couple clap own hands, cross and go below one place, 2nd couple lead up (3-4). 5-8 1st couple two-hand turn once and a half. A2 1-8 Same as Al, for the 2nd couple. B1 1-4 1st couple cross and go below one place, 2nd couple lead up (3-4). 5-8 1st couple half figure eight up through 2nd couple. B2 1-8 Four changes of rights and lefts, starting with partner.
NOTES Al, 2 5-8 Note the two-hand turn is once and a half, back to proper sides. B1 5-8 This can be done to a skipping or skip-change step.
Another straightforward, easy dance. The music is happy and humorous.