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Title: The Sportsman
Description: Longways Country Dance, quadruple minor

M1

L1

M2

L2

M3

L3

M4

L4

M5

L5

M6

L6

M7

L7

M8

L8

8,12,0,1000,2 12,130,120,130,220,130,320,130,420,330,120,330,220,330,320,330,420 9,170,147,130,220,130,320,130,420,290,147,330,220,330,320,330,420 9,197,198,130,220,130,320,130,420,263,198,330,220,330,320,330,420 9,199,262,130,220,130,320,130,420,261,262,330,220,330,320,330,420 9,199,339,130,220,130,320,130,420,261,339,330,220,330,320,330,420 2,201,342,130,220,130,320,130,420,274,345,330,220,330,320,317,414 2,202,347,130,220,130,320,130,420,287,352,330,220,330,320,304,407 2,198,350,130,220,130,320,130,420,301,363,330,220,330,320,290,396 2,195,347,130,220,130,320,130,420,313,377,330,220,330,320,278,382 2,196,342,130,220,130,320,130,420,322,393,330,220,330,320,269,366 2,199,339,130,220,130,320,130,420,327,407,330,220,330,320,264,352 9,198,305,130,220,130,320,130,420,327,407,330,220,330,320,264,316 9,197,254,130,220,130,320,130,420,327,407,330,220,330,320,263,260 9,197,203,130,220,130,320,130,420,327,407,330,220,330,320,262,206 9,196,170,130,220,130,320,130,420,327,407,330,220,330,320,262,170 3,187,153,130,220,130,320,130,420,328,410,330,220,330,320,271,153 3,171,135,130,220,130,320,130,420,329,414,330,220,330,320,288,135 3,148,123,130,220,130,320,130,420,329,417,330,220,330,320,311,123 3,130,120,130,220,130,320,130,420,330,420,330,220,330,320,330,120 9,130,120,130,220,130,320,170,393,290,393,330,220,330,320,330,120 9,130,120,130,220,130,320,197,342,263,342,330,220,330,320,330,120 9,130,120,130,220,130,320,199,278,261,278,330,220,330,320,330,120 9,130,120,130,220,130,320,199,201,261,201,330,220,330,320,330,120 2,130,120,130,220,130,320,201,198,265,188,330,220,330,320,326,133 2,130,120,130,220,130,320,202,193,270,174,330,220,330,320,321,147 2,130,120,130,220,130,320,198,190,279,158,330,220,330,320,312,163 2,130,120,130,220,130,320,195,193,290,144,330,220,330,320,301,177 2,130,120,130,220,130,320,196,198,305,132,330,220,330,320,286,189 2,130,120,130,220,130,320,199,201,317,125,330,220,330,320,274,196 9,130,120,130,220,130,320,198,235,317,125,330,220,330,320,272,231 9,130,120,130,220,130,320,197,286,317,125,330,220,330,320,268,284 9,130,120,130,220,130,320,197,337,317,125,330,220,330,320,264,336 9,130,120,130,220,130,320,196,370,317,125,330,220,330,320,262,370 3,130,120,130,220,130,320,187,387,320,124,330,220,330,320,271,387 3,130,120,130,220,130,320,171,405,324,122,330,220,330,320,288,405 3,130,120,130,220,130,320,148,417,327,121,330,220,330,320,311,417 3,130,120,130,220,130,320,130,420,330,120,330,220,330,320,330,420 6,170,125,130,220,130,320,130,420,290,125,330,220,330,320,330,420 6,231,133,130,220,130,320,130,420,229,133,330,220,330,320,330,420 6,291,140,130,220,130,320,130,420,169,140,330,220,330,320,330,420 6,330,145,130,220,130,320,130,420,130,145,330,220,330,320,330,420 6,344,169,130,200,130,320,130,420,116,169,330,200,330,320,330,420 6,346,187,130,170,130,320,130,420,114,187,330,170,330,320,330,420 6,339,206,130,140,130,320,130,420,121,206,330,140,330,320,330,420 6,320,220,130,120,130,320,130,420,140,220,330,120,330,320,330,420 2,312,220,130,120,130,320,130,420,148,220,330,120,330,320,330,420 1,300,220,130,120,130,320,130,420,160,220,330,120,330,320,330,420 2,288,220,130,120,130,320,130,420,172,220,330,120,330,320,330,420 1,280,220,130,120,130,320,130,420,180,220,330,120,330,320,330,420 3,251,243,130,120,130,320,130,420,209,197,330,120,330,320,330,420 3,228,249,130,120,130,320,130,420,232,191,330,120,330,320,330,420 3,202,242,130,120,130,320,130,420,258,198,330,120,330,320,330,420 3,180,220,130,120,130,320,130,420,280,220,330,120,330,320,330,420 3,209,197,130,120,130,320,130,420,251,243,330,120,330,320,330,420 3,232,191,130,120,130,320,130,420,228,249,330,120,330,320,330,420 3,258,198,130,120,130,320,130,420,202,242,330,120,330,320,330,420 3,280,220,130,120,130,320,130,420,180,220,330,120,330,320,330,420 4,251,247,130,120,130,320,130,420,209,193,330,120,330,320,330,420 3,228,256,130,120,130,320,130,420,232,184,330,120,330,320,330,420 4,202,254,130,120,130,320,130,420,258,186,330,120,330,320,330,420 3,180,235,130,120,130,320,130,420,280,205,330,120,330,320,330,420 1,170,232,130,120,130,320,130,420,290,208,330,120,330,320,330,420 1,155,227,130,120,130,320,130,420,305,213,330,120,330,320,330,420 1,140,223,130,120,130,320,130,420,320,217,330,120,330,320,330,420 1,130,220,130,120,130,320,130,420,330,220,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,163,199,130,120,130,320,130,420,297,241,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,204,190,130,120,130,320,130,420,256,250,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,241,199,130,120,130,320,130,420,219,241,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,257,219,130,120,130,320,130,420,203,221,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,240,241,130,120,130,320,130,420,220,199,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,204,250,130,120,130,320,130,420,256,190,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,164,241,130,120,130,320,130,420,296,199,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,130,220,130,120,130,320,130,420,330,220,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,164,241,130,120,130,320,130,420,296,199,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,204,250,130,120,130,320,130,420,256,190,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,240,241,130,120,130,320,130,420,220,199,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,257,219,130,120,130,320,130,420,203,221,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,241,199,130,120,130,320,130,420,219,241,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,204,190,130,120,130,320,130,420,256,250,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,163,199,130,120,130,320,130,420,297,241,330,120,330,320,330,420 6,130,220,130,120,130,320,130,420,330,220,330,120,330,320,330,420 0,130,220,130,120,130,320,130,420,330,220,330,120,330,320,330,420

2:8:The first couple lead down the middle, the first lady takes the fourth ladys place, and the first man returns with the fourth lady^20:8:The fourth man and first lady lead up the middle, the fourth lady takes the first ladys place, and the fourth couple returns^38:8:The first couple cross and cast into second place; then turn 1.5 times^66:8:The first couple right and left hand allemande^82:0: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: Twenty Four Country Dances
Authority: Metralcourt, Charles
Year: 1793
Tune: The Sportsman
 
 
 



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