Longways for as many as will; in one part (7th Ed. 1686).
|A||1–8||First man turns second woman with the right hand and then turns his partner with the left, falling back into his place.|
|B||1–8||Second man turns first woman with the left hand and then turns his partner with the right, falling back into his place.|
|C||1–4||First and second couples hands-four.|
|5||On the first beat of the bar, all clap hands; on the middle beat of the bar partners strike right hands together.|
|6||As in previous bar, except that, on the middle beat of the bar partners strike left hands together.|
|7–8||First man and first woman cast down into second place; while second couple leads up into first place (progressive).|
[Playford gives the title as Christ-Church Bells in Oxon; maybe Cecil Sharp, as a Cambridge man, decided that that Oxford didn’t deserve the credit.
When the Oxford University Country Dance society (the Cecil Sharp Club) first visited the Round in 1950 we held a dance party and put this dance first on the programme.]
Page transcribed by Hugh Stewart