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Title: Elfrida
Description: Longways Country Dance, triple minor

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L1

M2

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M3

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M8

L8

6,12,0,1471,2 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 9,110,170,150,270,130,370,310,170,350,270,330,370 9,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 9,110,170,150,270,130,370,310,170,350,270,330,370 8,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 1,130,168,130,272,130,370,330,172,330,268,330,370 1,130,165,130,275,130,370,330,175,330,265,330,370 1,130,162,130,278,130,370,330,178,330,262,330,370 1,130,160,130,280,130,370,330,180,330,260,330,370 8,170,162,170,278,130,370,290,178,290,262,330,370 8,231,165,231,275,130,370,229,175,229,265,330,370 8,291,168,291,272,130,370,169,172,169,268,330,370 8,330,170,330,270,130,370,130,170,130,270,330,370 9,310,170,350,270,130,370,110,170,150,270,330,370 9,330,170,330,270,130,370,130,170,130,270,330,370 9,310,170,350,270,130,370,110,170,150,270,330,370 8,330,170,330,270,130,370,130,170,130,270,330,370 1,330,168,330,272,130,370,130,172,130,268,330,370 1,330,165,330,275,130,370,130,175,130,265,330,370 1,330,162,330,278,130,370,130,178,130,262,330,370 1,330,160,330,280,130,370,130,180,130,260,330,370 8,290,162,290,278,130,370,170,178,170,262,330,370 8,229,165,229,275,130,370,231,175,231,265,330,370 8,169,168,169,272,130,370,291,172,291,268,330,370 8,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 2,143,170,130,270,130,370,316,170,330,270,330,370 2,163,170,130,270,130,370,296,170,330,270,330,370 2,183,170,130,270,130,370,275,170,330,270,330,370 3,196,170,130,270,130,370,262,170,330,270,330,370 8,196,205,130,270,130,370,262,205,330,270,330,370 8,196,258,130,270,130,370,262,258,330,270,330,370 8,196,311,130,270,130,370,262,311,330,270,330,370 9,196,345,130,270,130,370,262,345,330,270,330,370 4,196,335,130,270,130,370,262,335,330,270,330,370 4,196,320,130,270,130,370,262,320,330,270,330,370 4,196,305,130,270,130,370,262,305,330,270,330,370 4,196,295,130,270,130,370,262,295,330,270,330,370 3,183,290,130,250,130,370,276,290,330,250,330,370 3,163,282,130,220,130,370,296,282,330,220,330,370 4,143,275,130,190,130,370,317,275,330,190,330,370 3,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 4,184,272,130,170,130,370,330,270,276,168,330,370 5,254,258,130,170,130,370,330,270,206,182,330,370 4,315,220,130,170,130,370,330,270,145,220,330,370 5,350,180,130,170,130,370,330,270,110,260,330,370 4,342,176,184,168,130,370,276,272,118,264,330,370 5,330,170,254,182,130,370,206,258,130,270,330,370 4,318,164,315,220,130,370,145,220,142,276,330,370 5,310,160,350,260,130,370,110,180,150,280,330,370 4,262,166,342,264,130,370,118,176,198,274,330,370 5,203,188,330,270,130,370,130,170,257,252,330,370 4,155,230,318,276,130,370,142,164,305,210,330,370 5,130,270,310,280,130,370,150,160,330,170,330,370 4,130,270,262,274,130,370,198,166,330,170,330,370 5,130,270,203,252,130,370,257,188,330,170,330,370 4,130,270,155,210,130,370,305,230,330,170,330,370 5,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 9,214,205,130,170,128,264,332,376,330,170,246,435 9,280,219,130,170,179,220,281,420,330,170,180,421 9,344,278,130,170,265,204,195,436,330,170,116,362 9,330,370,130,170,330,270,130,370,330,170,130,270 9,260,431,130,170,337,362,123,278,330,170,200,209 9,182,422,130,170,283,420,177,220,330,170,278,218 8,120,363,130,170,198,434,262,206,330,170,340,277 9,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 9,231,270,50,172,130,370,410,268,229,170,330,370 9,279,225,2,221,130,370,458,219,181,215,330,370 9,229,168,53,272,130,370,407,168,231,272,330,370 8,124,169,133,272,130,370,327,168,336,271,330,370 9,42,170,234,271,130,370,226,169,418,270,330,370 8,-8,221,283,225,130,370,177,215,468,219,330,370 9,44,274,233,165,130,370,227,275,416,166,330,370 8,127,274,124,166,130,370,336,274,333,166,330,370 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

2:0:SINGLE FIGURE #2^3:8:Both couples set to their neighbour, the ladies join hands and change sides with the men; then all set to their neighbour and return^27:4:The first couple join hands and slip down the middle and return to second place, seconds moving up^43:4:Swap diagonals at the top passing near shoulder each time; begin with the first man and second lady, the couples passing back-to-back^59:8:The bottom four join hands and circle once around, then the first couple pousette with the top couple^79:0: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: L'Assemblée, or Forty Eight Elegant New Dances for the year 1819
Authority: Wilson, Thomas
Year: 1819
Tune: Elfrida
Notes: Note: the original source has the final figure as: hands 3 round with the bottom Cu: & draw pousette . The animation assumes hands 4 was intended, and that the draw pousette is likely to imply a standard pousette at this date.
 
 
 



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