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Title: The Telegraph
Description: Longways Country Dance, duple minor

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6,12,0,1125,2 12,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 14,130,210,130,310,130,370,330,130,330,230,330,370 13,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 14,130,210,130,310,130,370,330,130,330,230,330,370 13,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 7,172,151,172,251,130,370,288,189,288,289,330,370 7,230,140,230,240,130,370,230,200,230,300,330,370 7,290,150,290,250,130,370,170,190,170,290,330,370 6,330,170,330,270,130,370,130,170,130,270,330,370 3,336,183,336,283,130,370,124,157,124,257,330,370 3,345,185,345,285,130,370,115,155,115,255,330,370 4,356,182,356,282,130,370,104,158,104,258,330,370 3,360,170,360,270,130,370,100,170,100,270,330,370 4,355,158,355,258,130,370,105,182,105,282,330,370 3,345,155,345,255,130,370,115,185,115,285,330,370 4,334,158,334,258,130,370,126,182,126,282,330,370 3,330,170,330,270,130,370,130,170,130,270,330,370 14,330,130,330,230,130,370,130,210,130,310,330,370 13,330,170,330,270,130,370,130,170,130,270,330,370 14,330,130,330,230,130,370,130,210,130,310,330,370 13,330,170,330,270,130,370,130,170,130,270,330,370 7,288,189,288,289,130,370,172,151,172,251,330,370 7,230,200,230,300,130,370,230,140,230,240,330,370 7,170,190,170,290,130,370,290,150,290,250,330,370 6,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 3,124,157,124,257,130,370,336,183,336,283,330,370 3,115,155,115,255,130,370,345,185,345,285,330,370 4,104,158,104,258,130,370,356,182,356,282,330,370 3,100,170,100,270,130,370,360,170,360,270,330,370 4,105,182,105,282,130,370,355,158,355,258,330,370 3,115,185,115,285,130,370,345,155,345,255,330,370 4,126,182,126,282,130,370,334,158,334,258,330,370 3,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 13,170,197,130,270,130,370,290,197,330,270,330,370 13,197,248,130,270,130,370,263,248,330,270,330,370 12,199,312,130,270,130,370,261,312,330,270,330,370 13,199,389,130,270,130,370,261,389,330,270,330,370 4,198,375,130,270,130,370,261,375,330,270,330,370 4,197,354,130,270,130,370,262,354,330,270,330,370 4,197,334,130,270,130,370,262,334,330,270,330,370 5,196,320,130,270,130,370,262,320,330,270,330,370 3,183,310,130,250,130,370,276,310,330,250,330,370 4,163,295,130,220,130,370,296,295,330,220,330,370 3,143,280,130,190,130,370,317,280,330,190,330,370 4,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 14,150,270,110,170,130,370,350,270,310,170,330,370 13,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 7,163,249,130,170,130,370,297,291,330,170,330,370 7,204,240,130,170,130,370,256,300,330,170,330,370 7,241,249,130,170,130,370,219,291,330,170,330,370 7,257,269,130,170,130,370,203,271,330,170,330,370 7,240,291,130,170,130,370,220,249,330,170,330,370 7,204,300,130,170,130,370,256,240,330,170,330,370 7,164,291,130,170,130,370,296,249,330,170,330,370 7,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 7,164,291,130,170,130,370,296,249,330,170,330,370 6,204,300,130,170,130,370,256,240,330,170,330,370 7,240,291,130,170,130,370,220,249,330,170,330,370 6,257,269,130,170,130,370,203,271,330,170,330,370 7,241,249,130,170,130,370,219,291,330,170,330,370 6,204,240,130,170,130,370,256,300,330,170,330,370 7,163,249,130,170,130,370,297,291,330,170,330,370 6,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 0,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370

2:8:Both couples set twice then pass and turn single^18:8:Both couples set twice then pass and turn single^34:8:First couple lead down the middle and return to second place, seconds move up. First & seconds couples set^48:8:The first couple allemande turn right, and left^64:0: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 for the Year 1798
Authority: Preston, Thomas
Year: 1798
Tune: The Telegraph
 
 
 
 
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