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Title: The Americans
Description: Longways Country Dance, triple minor

M1

L1

M2

L2

M3

L3

M4

L4

M5

L5

M6

L6

M7

L7

M8

L8

6,12,0,1206,2 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 7,130,210,130,310,130,410,330,130,330,230,330,330 7,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 7,130,210,130,310,130,410,330,130,330,230,330,330 7,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 4,172,189,172,289,172,389,288,151,288,251,288,351 3,230,200,230,300,230,400,230,140,230,240,230,340 4,290,190,290,290,290,390,170,150,170,250,170,350 3,330,170,330,270,330,370,130,170,130,270,130,370 2,336,183,336,283,336,383,124,157,124,257,124,357 2,345,185,345,285,345,385,115,155,115,255,115,355 2,356,182,356,282,356,382,104,158,104,258,104,358 2,360,170,360,270,360,370,100,170,100,270,100,370 2,355,158,355,258,355,358,105,182,105,282,105,382 1,345,155,345,255,345,355,115,185,115,285,115,385 2,334,158,334,258,334,358,126,182,126,282,126,382 1,330,170,330,270,330,370,130,170,130,270,130,370 7,330,130,330,230,330,330,130,210,130,310,130,410 7,330,170,330,270,330,370,130,170,130,270,130,370 7,330,130,330,230,330,330,130,210,130,310,130,410 7,330,170,330,270,330,370,130,170,130,270,130,370 4,288,189,288,289,288,389,172,151,172,251,172,351 3,230,200,230,300,230,400,230,140,230,240,230,340 4,170,190,170,290,170,390,290,150,290,250,290,350 3,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 2,124,157,124,257,124,357,336,183,336,283,336,383 2,115,155,115,255,115,355,345,185,345,285,345,385 2,104,158,104,258,104,358,356,182,356,282,356,382 2,100,170,100,270,100,370,360,170,360,270,360,370 2,105,182,105,282,105,382,355,158,355,258,355,358 1,115,185,115,285,115,385,345,155,345,255,345,355 2,126,182,126,282,126,382,334,158,334,258,334,358 1,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 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 1,196,170,130,270,130,370,262,170,330,270,330,370 7,196,205,130,270,130,370,262,205,330,270,330,370 7,196,258,130,270,130,370,262,258,330,270,330,370 6,196,311,130,270,130,370,262,311,330,270,330,370 7,196,345,130,270,130,370,262,345,330,270,330,370 3,196,335,130,270,130,370,262,335,330,270,330,370 3,196,320,130,270,130,370,262,320,330,270,330,370 4,196,305,130,270,130,370,262,305,330,270,330,370 3,196,295,130,270,130,370,262,295,330,270,330,370 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 2,143,275,130,190,130,370,317,275,330,190,330,370 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 3,254,258,130,170,130,370,330,270,206,182,330,370 4,315,220,130,170,130,370,330,270,145,220,330,370 3,350,180,130,170,130,370,330,270,110,260,330,370 4,342,176,184,168,130,370,276,272,118,264,330,370 3,330,170,254,182,130,370,206,258,130,270,330,370 4,318,164,315,220,130,370,145,220,142,276,330,370 3,310,160,350,260,130,370,110,180,150,280,330,370 4,262,166,342,264,130,370,118,176,198,274,330,370 3,203,188,330,270,130,370,130,170,257,252,330,370 4,155,230,318,276,130,370,142,164,305,210,330,370 3,130,270,310,280,130,370,150,160,330,170,330,370 4,130,270,262,274,130,370,198,166,330,170,330,370 3,130,270,203,252,130,370,257,188,330,170,330,370 4,130,270,155,210,130,370,305,230,330,170,330,370 3,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 0,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370

2:0:SINGLE FIGURE^3:8:All three couples set, swap sides passing left shoulder, and turn into opposite place; then repeat home passing right shoulders^35:4:The first couple join hands and slip down the middle and return to second place, seconds moving up^51:4:Swap diagonals at the top passing near shoulder each time; begin with the first man and second lady, the couples passing back-to-back^67:0: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: The Americans
 
 
 



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