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Orange Nan
Walsh, Twenty Four New Country Dances for the Year 1713, 1712.
Playford, The Dancing Master, 1718–1728.
Andrew Shaw, The She Favourite, 2002.

3/2, F major

proper duple-minor longways.

A1 1-2 Partners cross by the right and turn right to face back into set.
   3-4 First corners (first man and second woman on the second diagonal)
       change by the right and turn right to face partner along the side of the set.
A2 1-2 Partners change (along the set) by the right and
       turn right to face back into set.
   3-4 Second corners (first woman and second man on the second diagonal)
       change by the right and turn right to face neighbor.
       End in original places.
B1 1-4 Neighbors long back-to-back (perhaps interact with next neighbor).
   5-8 Partners face for rights-and-lefts, four changes.
B2 1-2 Ones cross and go below while twos meet and lead up.
   3-4 Twos cross and go below while ones meet and lead up.
   5-6 Ones cast down while twos meet and lead up.
   7-8 Partners two-hand turn halfway.

Orange girls sold fruits and confections at theatrical performances. Orange Nan is listed among the common whores in the fourth and fifth issues of a short-lived periodical The Wandering Whore, 1660–1661. Nell Gwynne, the actress who made her theatrical debut in Dryden's The Indian Emperor and who eventually became a mistress of Charles II, worked at the King's Theatre in Drury Lane as an orange girl.

X:1
T:Orange Nan
C:Walsh
O:1713
S:Peter Barnes, "English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2", p98
M:3/2
L:1/4
K:F major
Q:1/2=100
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ins_orange_nan.txt · Last modified: 2015/01/13 07:50 by ram