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

M1

L1

M2

L2

M3

L3

M4

L4

M5

L5

M6

L6

M7

L7

M8

L8

6,12,0,1479,2 12,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 2,138,167,130,270,130,370,322,167,330,270,330,370 2,141,160,130,270,130,370,319,160,330,270,330,370 2,138,152,130,270,130,370,322,152,330,270,330,370 3,130,150,130,270,130,370,330,150,330,270,330,370 11,90,177,130,270,130,370,370,177,330,270,330,370 11,63,228,130,270,130,370,397,228,330,270,330,370 11,61,292,130,270,130,370,399,292,330,270,330,370 11,61,369,130,270,130,370,399,369,330,270,330,370 4,75,389,130,270,130,370,385,389,330,270,330,370 5,96,420,130,270,130,370,364,420,330,270,330,370 4,116,450,130,270,130,370,344,450,330,270,330,370 5,130,470,130,270,130,370,330,470,330,270,330,370 2,138,473,130,270,130,370,322,473,330,270,330,370 2,141,480,130,270,130,370,319,480,330,270,330,370 2,138,488,130,270,130,370,322,488,330,270,330,370 3,130,490,130,270,130,370,330,490,330,270,330,370 11,90,463,130,270,130,370,370,463,330,270,330,370 11,63,412,130,270,130,370,397,412,330,270,330,370 11,61,348,130,270,130,370,399,348,330,270,330,370 11,61,271,130,270,130,370,399,271,330,270,330,370 4,75,251,130,270,130,370,385,251,330,270,330,370 5,96,220,130,270,130,370,364,220,330,270,330,370 4,116,190,130,270,130,370,344,190,330,270,330,370 5,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 13,170,197,130,270,130,370,290,197,330,270,330,370 13,197,248,130,270,130,370,263,248,330,270,330,370 14,199,312,130,270,130,370,261,312,330,270,330,370 13,199,389,130,270,130,370,261,389,330,270,330,370 3,196,392,130,270,130,370,258,392,330,270,330,370 3,195,396,130,270,130,370,258,397,330,270,330,370 3,198,400,130,270,130,370,261,400,330,270,330,370 3,201,397,130,270,130,370,264,397,330,270,330,370 3,201,393,130,270,130,370,264,393,330,270,330,370 3,199,389,130,270,130,370,261,389,330,270,330,370 8,198,365,130,270,130,370,261,365,330,270,330,370 8,197,329,130,270,130,370,262,329,330,270,330,370 8,197,293,130,270,130,370,262,293,330,270,330,370 7,196,270,130,270,130,370,262,270,330,270,330,370 3,187,253,130,270,130,370,271,253,330,270,330,370 3,171,235,130,270,130,370,288,235,330,270,330,370 4,148,223,130,270,130,370,311,223,330,270,330,370 3,130,220,130,270,130,370,330,220,330,270,330,370 7,119,234,130,250,130,370,341,234,330,250,330,370 7,116,246,130,220,130,370,344,246,330,220,330,370 6,119,259,130,190,130,370,341,259,330,190,330,370 7,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 18,150,310,110,210,130,370,350,230,310,130,330,370 17,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 4,130,270,162,210,130,370,298,230,330,170,330,370 5,130,270,215,250,130,370,245,190,330,170,330,370 4,130,270,280,270,130,370,180,170,330,170,330,370 5,130,270,330,270,130,370,130,170,330,170,330,370 4,162,230,330,270,130,370,130,170,298,210,330,370 5,215,190,330,270,130,370,130,170,245,250,330,370 4,280,170,330,270,130,370,130,170,180,270,330,370 5,330,170,330,270,130,370,130,170,130,270,330,370 18,310,130,350,230,130,370,110,210,150,310,330,370 17,330,170,330,270,130,370,130,170,130,270,330,370 4,330,170,298,230,130,370,162,210,130,270,330,370 5,330,170,245,190,130,370,215,250,130,270,330,370 4,330,170,180,170,130,370,280,270,130,270,330,370 5,330,170,130,170,130,370,330,270,130,270,330,370 4,298,210,130,170,130,370,330,270,162,230,330,370 5,245,250,130,170,130,370,330,270,215,190,330,370 4,180,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,280,170,330,370 5,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 0,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370

2:8:The first couple cast off two couples and back again^26:8:The first couple lead down the middle and back, and cast off into second place^48:8:The top two couples set on the diagonals, then first corners change places, then second corners; then set and change places back again^68:0: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: A Favorite Collection of Popular Country Dances, Number 10
Authority: Skillern, Thomas & Challoner, Neville Butler
Year: 1810
Tune: The Bowery
 
 
 
 
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