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Title: The Sylph, or Self
Description: Longways Country Dance, duple minor

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L1

M2

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M3

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M4

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M8

L8

6,12,0,1359,2 12,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 4,140,175,130,270,130,370,320,170,330,270,330,370 4,155,183,130,270,130,370,305,170,330,270,330,370 4,170,190,130,270,130,370,290,170,330,270,330,370 4,180,195,130,270,130,370,280,170,330,270,330,370 24,165,225,130,270,130,370,260,190,350,230,330,370 25,180,195,130,270,130,370,280,170,330,270,330,370 13,248,186,130,270,130,370,352,197,310,254,330,370 13,332,187,130,270,130,370,313,253,259,222,330,370 13,284,238,130,270,130,370,263,213,291,173,330,370 13,220,197,130,270,130,370,298,162,339,215,330,370 13,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 4,140,170,130,270,130,370,320,175,330,270,330,370 4,155,170,130,270,130,370,305,183,330,270,330,370 4,170,170,130,270,130,370,290,190,330,270,330,370 4,180,170,130,270,130,370,280,195,330,270,330,370 24,160,150,150,280,130,370,265,165,330,270,330,370 25,180,170,130,270,130,370,280,195,330,270,330,370 13,201,155,156,208,130,370,256,201,330,270,330,370 13,236,201,194,165,130,370,211,235,330,270,330,370 13,180,235,227,215,130,370,166,202,330,270,330,370 13,124,201,170,254,130,370,212,155,330,270,330,370 13,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 4,143,170,130,270,130,370,316,170,330,270,330,370 4,163,170,130,270,130,370,296,170,330,270,330,370 4,183,170,130,270,130,370,275,170,330,270,330,370 4,196,170,130,270,130,370,262,170,330,270,330,370 15,196,205,130,270,130,370,262,205,330,270,330,370 15,196,258,130,270,130,370,262,258,330,270,330,370 15,196,311,130,270,130,370,262,311,330,270,330,370 15,196,345,130,270,130,370,262,345,330,270,330,370 7,196,335,130,270,130,370,262,335,330,270,330,370 7,196,320,130,270,130,370,262,320,330,270,330,370 8,196,305,130,270,130,370,262,305,330,270,330,370 7,196,295,130,270,130,370,262,295,330,270,330,370 6,183,290,130,250,130,370,276,290,330,250,330,370 6,163,282,130,220,130,370,296,282,330,220,330,370 6,143,275,130,190,130,370,317,275,330,190,330,370 6,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 8,184,272,130,170,130,370,330,270,276,168,330,370 8,254,258,130,170,130,370,330,270,206,182,330,370 8,315,220,130,170,130,370,330,270,145,220,330,370 9,350,180,130,170,130,370,330,270,110,260,330,370 8,342,176,184,168,130,370,276,272,118,264,330,370 8,330,170,254,182,130,370,206,258,130,270,330,370 8,318,164,315,220,130,370,145,220,142,276,330,370 9,310,160,350,260,130,370,110,180,150,280,330,370 8,262,166,342,264,130,370,118,176,198,274,330,370 8,203,188,330,270,130,370,130,170,257,252,330,370 8,155,230,318,276,130,370,142,164,305,210,330,370 9,130,270,310,280,130,370,150,160,330,170,330,370 8,130,270,262,274,130,370,198,166,330,170,330,370 8,130,270,203,252,130,370,257,188,330,170,330,370 8,130,270,155,210,130,370,305,230,330,170,330,370 9,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 0,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370

2:8:The first couple set to the second lady, then circle with her once around^13:8:The first couple set to the second man, then circle with him once around^24:8:The first couple join hands and slip down the middle and return to second place, the second couple move up^40:8:Swap diagonals at the top passing near shoulder each time; begin with the first man and second lady, the couples passing back-to-back^56:0: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: Dances Reels & Waltzes, No 13
Authority: Button, Samuel James & Whitaker, John
Year: 1809 circa
Tune: The Sylph, or Self
 
 
 



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