Longways for Three Couples
Historical English Style
A1 M1 & W1 start cross-over heys (as in "Prince William"), M1 passing W3 R shoulder, W1 passing M3 L shoulder, back to places, except C1 who end improper. A2 1-2 C1 lead down to meet C3 while C2 dance up outside position1. [[Hint:|Use all the music!]] 3-6 C1 & C3 R hands across 1*, while C2 turn RH 1* 7-8 Everyone turn single. End Couples Middle Couple =========== ============= B1 1-2 Lead fwd to meet in middle. 3-4 Retire. Meet in the middle. 5-6 Go fwd again, pass opposite R Retire. 7-8 Cast away from ptnr Half gypsy to change and onto ends of lines places. End couples have now changed places; all couples are proper. 9-16 Everyone go back to back with partner and two-hand turn.
MUSIC: Minuet from G. F. Handel's “Water Music”, Suite No. 3 in G.
Recording: Old Friends, track 15