STAINES MORRIS

Longways as many as will; in as many parts as there are dancers (1st Ed., 1650).

MUSICMOVEMENTS



First Part.
A1–4All lead up a double and fall back a double to places (r.s.).
5–8That again.
B1–2All face left wall and move forward a double (r.s.).
3–4All fall back a double to places and face front (r.s.).
C1–4Partners set and turn single.
5–8That again.



Second Part.
(Whole-set).
A1–4First man moves down the middle and stands before the last woman (r.s.).
5–8First man and last woman side.
B1–2Both set, holding and raising right hands.
3–4Same again, holding and raising left hands.
C1First man crosses hands with last woman and turns her half round, counter-clockwise, so that her back is turned to him.
2Standing in this position, they salute.
3–4Same again, the man turning the woman completely round clockwise.
5–8First man leads last woman up the middle to the first place (sk.s.), the rest of the women moving down one place (progressive).
It is suggested that the last section be performed in the following way:--.
C1First man moves a single to the right.
2First man honours last woman.
3First man moves a single to the left.
4First man honours last woman.
5–8As above.
These two parts are repeated until the first man has brought his own partner to the top, when all will once again be in their original places.



Page transcribed by Hugh Stewart