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THE NIGHT PIECE.

   Longways for six; in three parts (1st Ed., 1650)
   MUSIC.        MOVEMENTS.
                   First Part.
   A        1-4        Partners lead up a double and fall back a double to places.
           5-8        That again.
   B1        1-4        Top and bottom couples face, move forward and pass each other 
                (opposites passing by the right) and fall, the  top couple into the bottom place, 
                the bottom couple into the middle place; while the middle man and woman fall back 
                and slip up into the first place.
   B2        1-4        As in B1.
   B3        1-4        As in B1 to places.
                   Second Part.
   A        1-4        Partners side.
           5-8        That again.
   B1        1-4        Top man and top woman cross over, cast down, cross again between middle and  
                bottom couples and cast down into bottom place (sk.s.), 
                the other couples each moving up one place.
   B2        1-4        As in B1.
   B3        1-4        As in B1 to places.
                   Third Part.
   A        1-4        Partners arm with the right.
           5-8        Partners arm with the left.
   B1        1-2        First man changes places with the second woman.
           3-4        First woman changes places with second man; while third man changes places with his partner.   
   B2        1-2        First man changes places with third woman.   
           3-4        First woman changes places with third man; while second man changes places with his partner.
   B3        1-4        Partners set and turn single.
                   The following variation of the last three movements is suggested in order that the dancers 
                may finish in their proper places.
   B1        1-4        In the first two bars first man changes places with the second woman, in the next two 
                bars first woman changes places with second man; while third man and third woman cross over 
                and cast up into first place (improper).
   B2        1-4        Third woman changes places with second man (2 bars) and third man with second woman (2 bars); 
                while first man and first woman cross over and cast up to places.
   B3        1-4        Partners set and turn single.

reformatted from “The Round”

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