TOUCH AND TAKE

Longways for as many as will (2nd Ed., 1652).

MUSICMOVEMENTS



First Part.
A11–4All lead up a double and fall back a double to places (r.s.).
5–8Partners set and turn single.
A21–8All that again.
(Duple Minor-Set.
A31–2First man and first woman cross over and stand, the man behind the second woman, and the woman behind the second man (r.s.).
3–4First man, placing his hands on the shoulders of second woman, turns her half-way round, so that she faces him; while first woman does the same to second man.
5–8All four set and turn single, moving up into first place.
A41–4First man and second woman lead down a double and fall back a double; while first woman and second man do the same (r.s.).
5–8All four set and turn single, staying in first place.
A51–2First man turns second woman half-way round to her original position and passes on to the third woman; while first woman does the same to second man, and passes on to the third man (progressive).
A61–8Same as in A4.
3–8Same as in A3.

The rest of this dance is done in the usual way, except that partners, upon reaching the bottom of the Set, change places while they are neutral. Partners, upon reaching the top of the Set, remain neutral for one round (16 bars), and then cross over as first man and first woman did in A3
All, therefore, will go down the dance on the wrong side, and come up on the proper side



Page transcribed by Hugh Stewart