GATHERING PEASCODS.

Round for as many as will; in three parts (1st Ed., 1650).

MUSIC.MOVEMENTS

First Part.
A11-4Hands-all eight slips clockwise.
5-6All turn single.
A21-4Hands-all eight slips counter-clockwise.
5-6All turn single.
B11-6Men meet; hands-all to places.
B21-6Women the same.
C11-2Men move forward a double, and meet, clapping their hands on the first beat of the second bar (r.s.).
3-4Women move forward a double, clapping hands on the first beat of the fourth bar; while men fall back to places (r.s.).
5-6Men meet as before, clapping hands on the first beat of the sixth bar; while women fall back to places (r.s.).
7-8Men fall back to places, turning single as they do so.
C21-2Women meet, clapping their hands on the first beat of second bar (r.s.).
3-4Men meet, clapping hands on the first beat of the fourth bar; while women fall back to places (r.s.).
5-6Women meet, clapping hands on the first beat of the sixth bar; while men fall back to places (r.s.).
7-8Women fall back to places, turning single as they go.

Second Part.
A11-4Partners side (r.s.).
5-6All turn single.
A21-6All that again.
B11-6Women meet; hands-all to places.
B21-6Men the same.
C11-8Same as C2 in First Part.
C21-8Same as C1 in First Part.

Third Part.
A11-4Partners arm with the right.
5-6All turn single.
A11-4Partners arm with the left.
5-6All turn single.
B1 and B2The same as in First Part.
C1 and C2The same as in First Part.


With a large number of dancers the "hands-all to places" in B1 is not practical; but if the men go a reasonable distance then their partners can join them in B2, so it all works out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuqhEix8lGY shows the EFDS display team in the USA (probably 1929) dancing the first figure of this dance to Elsie Avril's fiddle.

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