Longways for as many as will.
|Partners hold a ribbon between them in their
First and second, third and fourth, fith and sixth couples, &c., face each other and change places, the first, third, and fifth couples raising right arms and passing ribbons over heads of second, fourth, and sixth couples (r.s., or w.s.).
|Movement repeated to places, second, fourth and sixth couples passing ribbons over heads of first, third, and fifth couples (r.s., or w.s.).
|As in bars 1–4.
|First couple separates and casts off, followed by all the
couples except the last one. Partners meet below the last couple, pass successively under an
arch made by the last couple, move up the middle and return to their respective places (sk.s.).
The ribbons should be released by the women as they cast off and re-taken by their partners as they pass under the arch.
|First couple swings down the middle under arches made
by all the other couples to the lowest place (sk.s.); while all the other couples move
up one place (progressive).
The last Round ends with the second figure, which is varied in the following way: The first man and the first woman, after passing under the arch, instead of proceding to the top of the General Set, place themselves next to the last couple and make an arch with their ribbon. The second couple then passes under the two arches, and takes up a position next to the first couple, and makes an arch. The remaining couples follow suit.
When many couples are dancing it may be necessary to repeat the music to the second figure.
If the number of couples is uneven, the last couple will be neutral during the first figure in every Round.
Page transcribed by Hugh Stewart