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Title: The Young May Moon
Description: Longways Country Dance, triple minor

M1

L1

M2

L2

M3

L3

M4

L4

M5

L5

M6

L6

M7

L7

M8

L8

6,12,0,1256,2 12,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 0,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 8,130,170,152,233,130,370,308,207,330,270,330,370 7,130,170,188,203,130,370,272,237,330,270,330,370 8,130,170,231,194,130,370,229,246,330,270,330,370 7,130,170,257,206,130,370,203,234,330,270,330,370 8,130,170,251,236,130,370,209,204,330,270,330,370 7,130,170,219,262,130,370,241,178,330,270,330,370 8,130,170,175,274,130,370,285,166,330,270,330,370 7,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 8,173,166,130,270,130,370,330,170,287,274,330,370 7,219,176,130,270,130,370,330,170,241,264,330,370 8,252,205,130,270,130,370,330,170,208,235,330,370 7,258,233,130,270,130,370,330,170,202,207,330,370 8,230,246,130,270,130,370,330,170,230,194,330,370 7,190,237,130,270,130,370,330,170,270,203,330,370 8,154,208,130,270,130,370,330,170,306,232,330,370 7,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 13,168,132,170,236,170,333,212,104,210,232,212,336 13,88,108,170,136,172,239,63,74,210,106,212,234 14,68,221,87,104,170,140,26,221,66,79,212,109 13,69,332,68,224,90,106,29,332,26,221,64,79 14,74,429,69,335,68,226,47,469,26,336,26,223 13,172,431,74,431,71,340,192,471,48,471,28,338 14,172,332,175,432,76,432,210,332,191,474,48,476 13,170,232,170,335,178,437,212,232,210,336,192,477 14,130,170,130,271,130,370,330,175,330,277,330,373 10,50,172,231,274,130,370,229,170,410,278,330,373 10,2,221,280,230,130,370,181,215,460,230,330,373 10,53,272,233,171,130,370,231,272,410,177,330,373 10,133,272,127,169,130,370,336,271,330,174,330,373 10,234,271,46,170,130,370,418,270,228,169,330,373 10,283,225,-3,220,130,370,468,219,179,215,330,373 10,233,165,49,273,130,370,416,166,229,273,330,373 10,124,166,130,273,130,370,333,166,336,272,330,373 10,42,166,234,271,130,370,226,168,418,271,330,373 10,-9,216,284,225,130,370,176,213,468,221,330,373 10,43,270,233,166,130,370,226,273,416,167,330,373 10,125,272,124,166,130,370,335,274,334,166,330,373 0,126,272,125,167,130,370,334,273,333,167,330,373 0,128,271,127,168,130,370,332,272,332,168,330,373 0,129,270,129,169,130,370,331,271,331,169,330,373 1,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,373 8,215,205,130,170,128,264,332,376,330,170,245,438 7,281,220,130,170,179,220,281,420,330,170,179,423 8,345,281,130,170,265,204,195,436,330,170,115,362 7,330,373,130,170,330,270,130,370,330,170,130,270 8,259,434,130,170,337,362,123,278,330,170,201,209 7,180,424,130,170,283,420,177,220,330,170,280,219 8,118,363,130,170,198,434,262,206,330,170,342,280 7,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,373 8,231,270,50,172,130,370,410,268,229,170,330,373 7,279,225,2,221,130,370,458,219,181,215,330,373 8,229,168,53,272,130,370,407,168,231,272,330,373 7,124,169,133,272,130,370,327,168,336,271,330,373 7,42,170,234,271,130,370,226,169,418,270,330,373 7,-8,221,283,225,130,370,177,215,468,219,330,373 8,44,274,233,165,130,370,227,275,416,166,330,373 7,127,274,124,166,130,370,336,274,333,166,330,373 0,128,273,125,167,130,370,335,273,332,167,330,373 0,129,272,127,168,130,370,333,272,331,168,330,373 0,129,271,129,169,130,370,331,271,331,169,330,373 1,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,373 9,185,270,130,170,130,370,275,270,330,170,330,373 10,255,287,130,170,130,370,205,253,330,170,330,373 9,316,328,130,170,130,370,144,212,330,170,330,373 10,350,370,130,170,130,370,110,170,330,170,330,373 4,338,379,130,170,130,370,122,161,330,170,330,373 4,329,382,130,170,130,370,131,158,330,170,330,373 4,319,379,130,170,130,370,141,161,330,170,330,373 3,310,370,130,170,130,370,150,170,330,170,330,373 8,318,330,130,170,130,370,142,210,330,170,330,373 7,330,269,130,170,130,370,130,271,330,170,330,373 8,342,209,130,170,130,370,118,331,330,170,330,373 7,350,170,130,170,130,370,110,370,330,170,330,373 4,338,161,130,170,130,370,122,379,330,170,330,373 4,329,158,130,170,130,370,131,382,330,170,330,373 4,319,161,130,170,130,370,141,379,330,170,330,373 3,310,170,130,170,130,370,150,370,330,170,330,373 6,274,190,130,170,130,370,186,350,330,170,330,373 6,219,220,130,170,130,370,241,320,330,170,330,373 5,165,250,130,170,130,370,295,290,330,170,330,373 6,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,373 15,165,199,229,178,141,269,306,336,333,271,240,356 15,232,175,308,200,172,197,237,359,298,330,180,328 15,309,199,332,272,240,170,178,328,234,357,143,268 15,335,271,296,330,316,196,138,269,173,327,175,197 15,304,338,232,357,341,268,168,199,133,272,239,168 15,234,359,172,328,306,336,239,172,162,200,319,194 15,176,327,132,272,240,357,312,197,232,175,343,268 16,136,271,130,170,133,370,338,272,330,170,332,370 0,136,271,130,170,133,370,338,272,330,170,332,370

2:0:DOUBLE FIGURE^3:8:The first lady turns the second man; then the first man turns the second lady^19:8:All three couples promenade around the set^28:8:The first couple one and a half Pousettes with the second couple^44:8:The bottom four join hands and circle once around; then the top two couples pousette once around^64:8:Double Triangle: The first lady goes around the second man (right), then around the third man (left); meanwhile, the first man goes around the third lady (right) and around the second lady (left)^84:8:All six join hands and circle left once around^92:0:Repeat whole dance from progressed position^

 

The_Young_May_Moon.mp3

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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: L'Assemblée, or Forty Eight Elegant New Dances for the year 1819
Authority: Wilson, Thomas
Year: 1819
Tune: The Young May Moon
 
 
 



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