Cecil J. Sharp.

The Morris Book, Part 1 A History of Morris Dancing, With a Description of Eleven Dances as Performed by the Morris-Men of England online

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C1. |Chain. | Column.
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B2. | |
Bars 1 to 4. |Hand-striking. | Front.
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Bars 5 to 8. |Hand-striking, repeated. | "
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A2. |Cross-over. | "
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B3. | |
Bars 1 to 4. |Hand-striking. | "
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Bars 5 to 8. |Hand-striking, repeated | "
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C2. |Back-to-back. | "
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B4. | |
Bars 1 to 4. |Hand-striking. | "
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Bars 5 to 7. |Hand-striking, repeated. Beginning | "
| of bar 5, leader calls "All in." |
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Bar 8. |Beat 1, all j. (giving Col. | Column.
| formation). Half-bar, all throw |
| up hands. |
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| ALL IN. |




MUSIC. | MOVEMENTS. | FORMATION.
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| CONSTANT BILLY (STICK DANCE). |
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Once to yourself |Partners tap across, last half-bar. | Column.
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A1. |Down-and-back, Ju. | "
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|Up-and-back, j. (forming Front). | Col. to
| | Front.
|Partners tap at half-bar in bars 4 |
| and 8. |
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B1. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Tapping (_see_ diagram, p. 54). | "
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Bars 5 to 8 |Half-Chain. Tap on half-bar in | Column.
| bar 8. |
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Bars 9 to 12 |Tapping, as in first 4 bars. | Front.
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Bars 13 to 16 |Complete Chain. Tap on last | Column.
| half-bar. |
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A2. |Chain. Tap at half-bar in bars 4 | "
| and 8. |
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B2. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Tapping as before. | Front.
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Bars 5 to 8 |Tapping as before. | "
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Bars 9 to 16 |Cross-over. Tap at half-bar in | "
| bars 12 and 16. |
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A3. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Tapping as before. | "
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Bars 5 to 8 |Tapping as before. | "
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B3. | |
Bars 1 to 8 |Back-to-back. Tap as in Chain, &c. | "
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Bars 9 to 12 |Tapping as before. | Front.
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Bars 13 to 16 |Tapping as before; but in bar 14 | "
| leader calls "All in," and in bar |
| 16 all j. (to Col.), and tap across | Column.
| on last half-bar, holding sticks |
| as at the beginning. |
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| ALL IN. |





MUSIC. | MOVEMENTS. | FORMATION.
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| TRUNKLES (CORNER DANCE). |
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Once to yourself |Ju, last half-bar. | Column.
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A1. |Down-and-back, Ju., Up-and-back, | Column
| j. (forming Fr). | to Fr.
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B1. (Corners). | |
(1st time). |Nos. 1 and 6 advance at 4/3 step, | Front.
Bars 1 to 8 | beginning with the left foot, so |
| that they are face to face at the |
| end of bar 3. |
| |
Bar 4 |At beginning, Nos. 1 and 6 stamp |
| their right feet. |
|Nos. 1 and 6 raise and swing their |
| right feet and on half-bar, |
| strike them together, sidelong; |
| then step briskly backward to |
| their places, making room for |
| Nos. 2 and 5. |
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B1. (Corners). | |
(2nd time). |Nos. 2 and 5 do precisely as Nos. 1 |
| and 6 in B1, 1st time. |
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B1. (Centres). | |
(3rd time). |Nos. 3 and 4 do precisely as Nos. 1 | Front.
| and 6 in B1, 1st time. |
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C1. (Capers). | |
(1st time). |Nos. 1 and 6 advance at 4/3 step; | "
Bars 1 and 2 | pass in centre, right shoulders |
| touching, and get to each other's |
| places. |
| |
Bar 3 |Nos. 1 and 6 turn about, inward | "
| and to the right, at 4/3 step. |
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Bar 4 |Nos. 1 and 6 advance at 4/3 step | "
| until they come face to face, but |
| do not touch or pass. |
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Bar 5 |Nos. 1 and 6 retire, at 4/2 step, to | "
| opposite corners. |
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Bar 6 |Beginning, Nos. 1 and 6 reach | "
| opposite corners. |
|Half-bar, Nos. 1 and 6 Ju. |
|Nos. 1 and 6 have now changed |
| corners. |
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C1. (Capers) | |
(2nd time). |Nos. 2 and 5 change corners as | "
| Nos. 1 and 6 in C, 1st time. |
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C1. (Capers) | |
(3rd time). |Nos. 3 and 4 change places as | "
| Nos. 1 and 6 in C, first time. |
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A1. (repeat). |Chain. | Column.
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B1. (repeat). |As before, with the difference only | Front.
(3 times). | that pairs start with right foot |
| so that, in bar 4, they stamp |
| and strike together the left feet. |
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C1. (repeat). |As before, All change places | Front.
(3 times). | again, returning, therefore, to |
| original stations. |
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A2. |Cross-over. | "
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B2. |As in B1. Pairs start with left | "
(3 times). | feet, and stamp and strike right |
| feet in bar 4. |
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C2. (Capers). | |
(3 times). |As in C1, except that pairs, in | "
Slower, except | changing places, step rather |
in last two | higher to the slower music, also |
bars, played | in the last two bars of normal |
in original | time. The High Step is to be |
time. | reserved for the Slow Capers in |
| C3, and repeat. |
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A2. (repeat). |Back-to-back. | "
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B2 (repeat). |As in B1 (repeat), pairs start with | "
(3 times). | right feet so that, in bar 4, they |
| stamp and strike the left feet. |
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C2 (repeat). | |
(3 times). |As in C2. Pairs re-change. | "
Capers. | |
Slower. | |
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A3. |Cross-over. | "
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B3. |As in B1 and B2. Pairs start with | "
(3 times). | left feet, and stamp and strike |
| right feet. |
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C3 (Capers). | |
(3 times). |As in C1, pairs change places. |
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Bars 1, 2, 3, 4 |In these the step is 4/1, and High | "
in each | - really as high as possible. |
repetition | |
(very slow). | |
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Bars 5 and 6 |In these the pairs retire, after | Front.
in each | meeting in centre, at 4/2 step, |
repetition | lifting the feet as high as |
(_presto_). | possible, and as quickly. The |
| greater the contrast between |
| these two quick bars and the |
| preceding slow ones, the better |
| the effect. |
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A3. (repeat). |Back-to-back. | "
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B3. (repeat). |As in B1 and B2 (repeats), pairs | "
(3 times). | start with right feet, and stamp |
| and strike left feet in bar 4. |
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C3. (Capers) | |
Very slow. |As in C3. Pairs re-change to | "
(Repeat). | original places. |
(3 times). |At the beginning of bar 5, in final |
| repetition of the music, leader |
| calls "All in," when all draw |
| together into Ring, throw up the | Fr. to Ring.
| right hands, raise the right feet, |
| and Call. |
| |
| ALL IN. |




MUSIC. | MOVEMENTS. | FORMATION.
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| RIGS O' MARLOW (STICK DANCE). |
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Once to yourself |Tap sticks on last two beats of | Column.
| bar 4. |
A. | |
(1st time). |Step 4/2 throughout "A" music in | "
| all repetitions. |
|Down-and-back twice. |
|Partners tap sticks across on last | "
| two beats of bars 4 and 8; but |
| on making last tap but one, j. | Col. to
| (forming Fr.), so that final tap | Front.
| is given in Front formation. |
| |
B. | |
(1st time). |Double-tapping. (For instructions, | Front.
| _see_ diagram, p. 55). |
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A. | |
(2nd time). |Chain. Tap sticks as in A, 1st | "
| time. |
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B. | |
(2nd time). |Double-tapping, as in B, 1st time. | "
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A. | |
(3rd time). |Cross-over. Tap sticks as in A, 1st | "
| time. |
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B. | |
(3rd time). |Double-tapping, as in B, 1st time. | "
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A. | |
(4th time). |Back-to back. Tap sticks as in | "
| A, 1st and 2nd time. |
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B. | |
(4th time). |Double-tapping as in B, 1st and | "
| 2nd time. In bar 7, leader calls |
| "All in," whereupon all j., giving |
| Col. formation, in which final | Column.
| tap is made. |
| |
| ALL IN. |



MUSIC. | MOVEMENTS. | FORMATION.
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| BLUFF KING HAL |
| (HANDKERCHIEF DANCE.) |
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Once to yourself |None. | Front.
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A. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Advance slowly, until files are face | "
| to face. On half-bar of bar 4, |
| partners nod to one another (_see_ |
| instructions, p. 57). |
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Bars 5 to 8 |Retire to original position. | Front
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B. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Mark time. | "
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Bars 5 to 8 |Advance and nod as before. | "
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C. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Retire. | "
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Bars 5 to 8 |Mark time. Files link arms in last | "
| bar, and remain linked until |
| told to loose arms. |
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A. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Advance as before, nod. | "
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Bars 5 to 8 |Retire. | "
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B. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Mark time. | "
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Bars 5 to 8 |Advance as before, nod. | "
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C. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Retire. | "
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Bars 5 to 8 |Loose arms. Files turn very slowly | "
| about until they are reversed. |
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A. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Retire, until partners' backs are all | "
| but touching. |
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Bars 5 to 8 |Advance to original position. | "
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B. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Mark time. | "
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Bars 5 to 8 |Retire as before. | "
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C. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Advance as before. | Front.
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Bars 5 to 8 |Mark time. Link arms in last bar, | "
| and remain linked until told to |
| loose arms. |
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A. B. |Go through same movements, | "
| linked, as in preceding A and B. |
| Loose arms at end of B. |
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C. |Files extend into single line, facing | Line.
| music. To do this, Nos. 1 and 2 |
| advance; Nos. 3 and 5 follow |
| No. 1; Nos. 4 and 6 follow No. 2. |
| When all are in line, with Nos. 1 |
| and 2 at wings, Nos. 5 and 6 in |
| centre, all face music. Distances |
| between dancers to be kept the |
| same as when in file. |
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A. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Mark time. | "
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Bars 5 to 8 |Advance. | "
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B. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Retire. | "
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Bars 5 to 8 |Mark time. | "
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C. | |
Bars 1 to 4 |Advance. | "
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Bars 5 to 8 |Retire. Link arms in last bar. | "
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A. B. |Mark time, advance and retire | "
| linked, and mark time, as in |
| preceding A and B. |
|In last bar, loose arms and join |
| hands. |
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C. |Form into Ring: Nos. 1 and 2 | Ring.
| joining hands in last bar. |
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A. } | |
(8 bars), } |Move to right, dancers making the | "
and B. } | complete circle. |
(Bars 1 to 4). } | |
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B. } | |
Bars 5 to 8, } |Move to left, dancers nearly | "
and } | travelling round circle again. |
C. } | |
Bars 1 to 4. } | |
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C. | |
Bars 5 to 8 |Nos. 5 and 6 loose hands. No. 5 | Two Rings.
| joins hands with No. 1, and No. 6 |
| with No. 2, forming two rings, |
| one to each file. Each ring will |
| form round about the line of |
| position of its numbers when in |
| file. |
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A. } | |
(8 bars) } |Rings move to right, as single | Two Rings.
and B. } | Ring previously, but making |
Bars 1 to 4. } | double circuit. |
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Online LibraryCecil J. SharpThe Morris Book, Part 1 A History of Morris Dancing, With a Description of Eleven Dances as Performed by the Morris-Men of England → online text (page 5 of 6)