SION HOUSE

Longways for as many as will; in one part (11th Ed., 1701)

MUSICMOVEMENTS



N.B. - The tune is in triple time, i.e., three steps to the bar.
(Duple minor-set.)
A1–2First and second couples hands-four half-way round.
3–4The first woman changes places with the second man; while first man and second woman turn single.
5–6Hands-four half-way round.
7–8The first man changes places with the second woman; while the first woman and second man turn single.
B11–4First and second men, joining inside hands, lead between the two women (w.s.) and cast off back to the same places (r.s.).
5–8Partners turn once-and-a-half round and change places (progressive).
B21–4First and second women, joining inside hands, lead between the two men and cast off back to the same places.
5–8First man passes clockwise round second woman and returns to his place; while first woman passes counter-clockwise round second man and returns to her place.

Just to avoid confusion, note that at the end of B1 you are in progressed places — when Cecil Sharp says “turn once and a half round and change places” he means “turn once and a half to change places”.
B2:5–8 amounts to: “ones half figure eight up and then cross back to their own side”

Page transcribed by Hugh Stewart