|N.B.—The tune is in triple time, i.e., three steps to the bar.|
|A||1–2||First and second couples hands-four half-way round.|
|3–4||The first woman changes places with the second man; while first man and second woman turn single.|
|5–6||Hands-four half-way round.|
|7–8||The first man changes places with the second woman; while the first woman and second man turn single.|
|B1||1–4||First and second men, joining inside hands, lead between the two women (w.s.) and cast off back to the same places (r.s.).|
|5–8||Partners turn once-and-a-half round and change places (progressive).|
|B2||1–4||First and second women, joining inside hands, lead between the two men and cast off back to the same places.|
|5–8||First 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”
There is a suggestion that in the interminable turn one-and-a-half in B1 (in 12 steps) you can phrase it as turn half way in 3, a quarter way in 3 (into a line up and down the middle of the set) and then three-quarters in 6 steps.
Page transcribed by Hugh Stewart