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


(Duple Minor Set.)
A11–4First couple and second woman hands-three.
5–8Second couple and first man hands-three.
A21–4First man and first woman cross over, cast down into second place (improper), move up and stand between second couple, four abreast.
5–8All take hands, move forward a double and fall back a double, the first couple falling into second place (improper), the second couple into first place (proper).
B1–4First man cross over, pass counter-clockwise round second man and move into second place on his own side; while first woman crosses over, passes clockwise round second woman and moves into second place on her own side.
5–8First and second couples circular-hey, three changes, to places, partners facing.
C1–4First couple leads down between second couple, and casts up to places.
5–6On the first beat of each bar all four clap their own hands, partners clapping right hands on the second beat of the fifth bar, and left hands on the second beat of the sixth bar.
7–8First couple casts down into second place, second couple moving up into first place (progressive).

In modern terms:
First man circle three with the two women; then with the second couple
Ones cross and cast into the middle of a line of four facing up; the line leads up a double and falls back, bending the line back into the longways set
Ones half-figure eight up; three changes back to original places
Ones lead down through twos and cast back home; Clapping with partner: together, R, together L; ones cast and twos lead up.

Page transcribed by Hugh Stewart