Duple minor longways, 2/4, G Major Recueil de 24 Contredances Angloise les Plus Usité (Willsim), 1755. English Dances for the Dutch Court, Charles C. Hendrickson (The Hendrickson Group), 1996.
A1 1-8 Hey for three, 1st woman with the two men, passing 2nd man left shoulder to start. A2 1-8 Hey for three, 1st man with the two women, passing 2nd woman right shoulder to start. B1 1-4 1st couple cross and go below one place, 2nd couple lead up (3-4) 5-8 1st couple again cross and go below one place (2nd couple remain in place). B2 1-2 1st couple lead up the center past one couple to end below their original 2nd couple. 3-4 Facing neighbor, all set. 5-8 1st couple lead up through 2nd couple and cast back to progressed place. C1 1-4 Facing corner, all set twice. 5-8 Left hands across. C2 1-4 Facing corner, all set twice. 5-8 Circle left.
NOTES A1 7-8, A2 1-2 The 1st man should time his first hey so that he can move directly into the second hey. B1 First couples can make the first cross with a long loop so as to dance continuously into the second crossing. C2 5-8 Proper timing in the circle will give the 1st woman momentum, and a smooth transition into the next opening hey for three. A robust, exhilarating dance (and somewhat exhausting for the 1st couple, who dance non-stop!)
While carrying a French name and Dutch reference, the dance has distinctive Scottish accents, notably in the setting at the end, and in the tune itself. Played at a driving pace (as on the recording) it makes a great pre-intermission dance.