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From: Ron Houston. Folk Dance Problem Solver 1998. (See the Folk Dance Problem Solver 1997 for a full, but somewhat incorrect, history and description of this dance.)


Most recordings have lost the first, introductory chord, so we won't worry about it.
Face center and step-behind 32 CCW.
Face and walk 4 doubles CCW: swing joined hands up to R shoulders.
Oboe starts here.
Walk 4 doubles CCW: L palm to L shoulder in front of you and R fist to R hip.
Walk 8 doubles CCW.
Women begin to sing here.
 
THE REPEATED SECTION:
Walk 32 doubles CCW: swing R hand (and face) over and back, twice. Rejoin hands: R forward.
Walk 8 doubles CCW: raise joined hands to R shoulders. Walk 8 more doubles CCW.
Walk 8 doubles CCW: lower joined hands. Walk 8 more doubles CCW.
To center, half turn, and whole turn.
Face and walk 4 doubles to center: raise hands.
Cross-step 4, turning half L: lower joined hands.
Cross-step 8 CCW.
Cross-step 8, turning once R: raise and lower joined hands.
Cross-step 8 CCW. Re-join hands facing out.
 
Men begin to sing here.
Cross-step 4 CCW: hands up.
Cross-step 4, turning half L: lower crossed hands.1
Step-behind 8 CCW.
Step-behind 4 CCW: raise hands.
Step-behind 4, turning half R: lower arms.1
Cross-step 4 CCW.
Face and walk 4 doubles CCW: L palm to L shoulder in front of you and R fist to R hip.
 
Dance the REPEATED SECTION here.
Instrumental music begins here.
Cross-step 4 CCW: raise hands.
Cross-step 4, turning half L: lower joined, crossed arms.1
Step-behind 6 CCW. Rejoin hands at sides, step-close to R, and bow.


1. Some groups dance bars 1-4 of figures 5 and 9 and bars 9-12 of figure 5 in place.