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Cuckolds All In A Row

Source: Playford (1651)

Setting: A square set of 2 couples (facing each other).

Version: 1.1

 1- 4  Double forward and back.
 5- 8  Repeat 1-4.

 9-12  Circle contrary back to back,
13-16    then circle them face to face.

17-20  Circle partner back to back,
21-24    then circle them face to face.

 1- 4  Side with partner.
 5- 8  Side with contrary.

 9-10  Men change places,
11-12   Women change places,
13-16   all circle once around.

17-18  Women change places,
19-20   Men change places,
21-24   all circle once around.

 1- 4  Arm with partner,
 5- 8   arm with contrary.

 9-12  Men pousset (push/pull) contrary to the other side of the set 
13-16   Men cast off to the right back to their places, partner following.

17-20  Men pousset (pull/push) Contrary back to original places
21-24   Men cast off to the left, partner following.

Note: Playford's ``contrary'' is generally called a corner or opposite in modern folkdance.


Meet all forwards and back ?u?.? That again ?u?:?
	Turn back to to back to the Co. We. faces again, 
	goe about the Co. We. not turning your faces ?u?.? 
	Turn back to back to your owne, faces again, 
	goe about your owne not turning faces ?u?:?

Sides all with your owne ?u?.? Sides with the Co. ?u?:?
	Men change places We. change places, hands all, goe round?u?.?
	We. change places, men change places, hands all and goe round,
	to your places?u?:?

Arms all with your own?u?.? Arms with the Co.?u?:?
	Men put the Co. We. back by both hands, fall even on the Co. side
	men cast off to the right hand, your We. following, 
	come to the same places again ?u?.? 
	put them back again, fall on your owne side. men cast off 
	to the left hand, and come to your places, the We. following. ?u?:?


Note that in Phaedria's version of the music, the dance is in 3/4 when it should be in 6/8, so all these measure numbers would have to be doubled to correspond to her version. I'm not exactly sure about the geography of the 3rd chorus. The term ``pousset'' is a more modern Country Dance term, and doesn't appear in Playford, but I believe that the move described is pretty much the same as what Playford describes.