THE NIGHT PIECE.

Longways for six; in three parts (1st Ed., 1650)

MUSIC.MOVEMENTS.

First Part.
A1-4Partners lead up a double and fall back a double to places.
5-8That again.
B11-4Top and bottom couples face, move forward and pass each other (opposites passing by the right) and fall, the top couple into the bottom place, the bottom couple into the middle place; while the middle man and woman fall back and slip up into the first place.
B21-4As in B1.
B31-4As in B1 to places.

Second Part.
A1-4Partners side.
5-8That again.
B11-4Top man and top woman cross over, cast down, cross again between middle and bottom couples and cast down into bottom place (sk.s.), the other couples each moving up one place.
B21-4As in B1.
B31-4As in B1 to places.

Third Part.
A1-4Partners arm with the right.
5-8Partners arm with the left.
B11-2First man changes places with the second woman.
3-4First woman changes places with second man; while third man changes places with his partner.
B21-2First man changes places with third woman.
3-4First woman changes places with third man; while second man changes places with his partner.
B31-4Partners set and turn single.

The following variation of the last three movements is suggested in order that the dancers may finish in their proper places.
B11-4In the first two bars first man changes places with the second womsn, in the next two bars first woman changes places with second man; while third man and third woman cross over and cast up into first place (improper).
B21-4Third woman changes places with second man (2 bars) and third man with second woman (2 bars); while first man and first woman cross over and cast up to places.
B31-4Partners set and turn single.

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