LADY BANBURY’S HORNPIPE

Longways for as many as will; in three parts (3rd Ed. 1665).

MUSICMOVEMENTS



N.B. — The tune is in triple time, i.e., three steps to the bar.*
First part.
(Duple minor-set.}
A1–4First man and first woman cast down into the second place, cross over and stand, first man on the outside of second woman (both facing down), first woman on the outside of second man (both facing up).
B1–2First man and second woman (taking inside hands) lead down three steps and fall back three steps; while second man and first woman (taking inside hands) lead up three steps and fall back three steps.
3–4Second man and second woman go right-hands-across half-way round, holding first woman and first man respectively in their left hands. Upon the conclusion of this movement, first couple falls into second place, while second man changes places with second woman and both fall into the first place (progressive).



Second Part.
(Duple minor-set.}
A1–2The two men face and take both hands, the two women doing the same. First man pulls second man up three steps and pushes him down the middle three steps; while the second woman pulls first woman down three steps and then pushes her up the middle three steps.
All four are now in line, second man and first woman back to back.
3–4First man and second woman change places, both moving to their left, i.e., clockwise.
B1–2Second man and first woman go three slips to their left — second man toward left wall, first woman toward right wall. Whereupon second woman and first man change places.
3–4First and second couples hands-across rather less than half-way round (three steps), and partners change places (progressive).



Third Part.
(Duple minor-set.}
A1First man moves forward and stands above his partner, both facing up.
2Second man in like manner moves in front of his partner.
3–4All four move up three steps and fall back three steps (w.s.).
B1The first man goes three slips to his right, while his partner goes three slips to her left.
2Second man and second woman do the same.
3First man and first woman cast down into the second place, second couple leading up into the first place.
4First and second men change places with their partners (progressive).



Playford bars it, wrongly, as we believe, in duple time

Page transcribed by Hugh Stewart