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Title: The Bridesmaid
Description: Longways Country Dance, duple minor

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L8

6,12,0,1254,2 12,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 5,172,183,130,270,130,370,288,183,330,270,330,370 5,216,206,130,270,130,370,244,206,330,270,330,370 5,246,237,130,270,130,370,214,237,330,270,330,370 5,272,265,130,270,130,370,188,265,330,270,330,370 5,305,292,130,270,130,370,155,292,330,270,330,370 5,331,296,130,270,130,370,129,296,330,270,330,370 5,364,285,130,270,130,370,96,285,330,270,330,370 5,376,256,130,270,130,370,84,256,330,270,330,370 5,377,213,130,270,130,370,83,213,330,270,330,370 5,368,192,130,270,130,370,92,192,330,270,330,370 5,351,180,130,270,130,370,109,180,330,270,330,370 5,330,170,130,270,130,370,130,170,330,270,330,370 5,288,183,130,270,130,370,172,183,330,270,330,370 5,244,206,130,270,130,370,216,206,330,270,330,370 5,214,237,130,270,130,370,246,237,330,270,330,370 5,188,265,130,270,130,370,272,265,330,270,330,370 5,155,292,130,270,130,370,305,292,330,270,330,370 5,129,296,130,270,130,370,331,296,330,270,330,370 5,96,285,130,270,130,370,364,285,330,270,330,370 5,84,256,130,270,130,370,376,256,330,270,330,370 5,83,213,130,270,130,370,377,213,330,270,330,370 5,92,192,130,270,130,370,368,192,330,270,330,370 5,109,180,130,270,130,370,351,180,330,270,330,370 5,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 4,143,170,130,270,130,370,316,170,330,270,330,370 4,163,170,130,270,130,370,296,170,330,270,330,370 4,183,170,130,270,130,370,275,170,330,270,330,370 3,196,170,130,270,130,370,262,170,330,270,330,370 14,196,205,130,270,130,370,262,205,330,270,330,370 14,196,258,130,270,130,370,262,258,330,270,330,370 14,196,311,130,270,130,370,262,311,330,270,330,370 14,196,345,130,270,130,370,262,345,330,270,330,370 7,196,335,130,270,130,370,262,335,330,270,330,370 7,196,320,130,270,130,370,262,320,330,270,330,370 7,196,305,130,270,130,370,262,305,330,270,330,370 6,196,295,130,270,130,370,262,295,330,270,330,370 6,183,290,130,250,130,370,276,290,330,250,330,370 6,163,282,130,220,130,370,296,282,330,220,330,370 5,143,275,130,190,130,370,317,275,330,190,330,370 6,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 15,231,270,50,172,130,370,410,268,229,170,330,370 15,279,225,2,221,130,370,458,219,181,215,330,370 15,229,168,53,272,130,370,407,168,231,272,330,370 15,124,169,133,272,130,370,327,168,336,271,330,370 15,42,170,234,271,130,370,226,169,418,270,330,370 15,-8,221,283,225,130,370,177,215,468,219,330,370 15,44,274,233,165,130,370,227,275,416,166,330,370 14,127,274,124,166,130,370,336,274,333,166,330,370 0,128,273,125,167,130,370,335,273,332,167,330,370 0,129,272,127,168,130,370,333,272,331,168,330,370 0,129,271,129,169,130,370,331,271,331,169,330,370 1,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 0,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370

2:8:The first couple dance a whole figure-of-eight around the second couple^26:8:The first couple join hands and slip down the middle and return to second place, the second couple move up^42:8:The first couple pousette with the second couple once around^54:0:Repeat whole dance from progressed position^

 

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This dance is reconstructed from an authentic source as noted above, but you might encounter it being taught in a different fashion. Popular dances were often published more than once, sometimes with different figures, or even with different tunes; our version is faithfully reconstructed and historically informed, but alternative arrangements can be equally satisfying


Further Information:

 
Source: Keith's Choice Annual Selection of Twenty Four Country Dances, Quadrilles, Waltzes, &c for the Year 1825
Authority: Hare, G.W.
Year: 1825
Tune: The Bridesmaid
 
 
 




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