DULL SIR JOHN

Square for eight; in three parts (1st Ed., 1650). Numbering clockwise.

MUSICMOVEMENTS



First Part.
A11–2First man leads forward first woman (w.s.).
3–4First man passes between second man and second woman, turns to his left, and returns behind the second woman to his place; while first woman passes between fourth man and fourth woman, turns to her right, and returns behind fourth man to her place (r.s.).
5–8The third couple the same; the man passing betweeen fourth man and fourth woman, the woman between second man and second woman.
A21–4The second couple the same; the man passing betweeen third man and third woman, the woman between first man and first woman.
5–8The fourth couple the same; the man passing betweeen first man and first woman, the woman between third man and third woman.
B11–2First and third men cross over and change places (r.s.).
3–4First and third women the same (r.s.).
5–8First and third couples right-hands-across, half-way round to places (sk.s.).
B21–8Second and fourth couples the same; second and fourth men stand each behind his partner.



Second Part.
A11–4First man passes between second man and woman, and takes third woman’s place; while first woman passes between fourth man and fourth woman into third man’s place (r.s.).
Simultaneously, third man and third woman cross over and take, respectively, first woman’s and first man’s places (r.s.).
5–8Third man passing between fourth man and fourth womman retuns to his place; while third woman passing between second man and second woman does the same (r.s.).
Simultaneously, first man and first woman cross over into their places (r.s.).
First and third men then stand behind their respective partners.
A21–8The second and fourth couples do the same as first and third couples in A1.
B11–8First and third couples, standing in single file, dance the straight-hey (Fig.12, p.53), the first and third women first meeting and passing by the right (eight changes)
B21–8Second and fourth couples do the same.



Third Part.
A11–4The four men turn outward, each to his left, and, passing behind their partners, move round one place, counter-clockwise.
5–8The four women turn outward, each to her right, and move round one place, clockwise.
A21–4Men move round counter-clockwise another place.
5–8Women do the same, clockwise.
(Partners now stand side by side, first and third couples in each other’s places, and second and fourth couples the same.)
B11–4First and third men go back-to-back with their opposites, passing by the right (r.s.).
5–6First man and third woman meet, take right hands and change places; while third man and first woman do the same (r.s.).
7–8First and third men take their partners by the left hand and change places (r.s.). (First and third couples are now in their own places.)
B21–8Second and fourth couples do the same as first and third couples in B1.



Page transcribed by Hugh Stewart