The Dancing Master Vol. 1 9th ed. 1695. Duple minor proper
A1 The 1. man back to back with the 2. wo. A2 The 1. wo. back to back with the 2. man B Long 10 bar Facing neighbour Clap own hands once (,) with sides R once, own and sides L (clap R, clap L for short) then with 4 counts all four turn S. by turning the long way (out, ¾) to face partner then clap both hands with your Partner once and as you do so with next 3 counts cast off, then with 8 counts lead through and cast off again.
Purcell, Playford 1695, 6/4, 2 steps per bar
A1 1-4 1st corners back to back A2 1-4 2nd corners back to back B 1-2 face neighbours and clap own hands twice, neighbours twice 2-4 All turn single away from neighbour 5-6 Face partners and clap as above 7-8 1st couple cast, 2s lead up 9-10 C1 lead up and cast again, 2s stand still
From John Garden: The tune is an adaptation of one used in Dryden’s King Arthur. music +