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Title: The Black Eyed Milkmaid
Description: Longways Country Dance, triple minor

M1

L1

M2

L2

M3

L3

M4

L4

M5

L5

M6

L6

M7

L7

M8

L8

6,12,0,1001,2 12,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 3,138,167,130,270,130,370,322,167,330,270,330,370 3,141,160,130,270,130,370,319,160,330,270,330,370 3,138,152,130,270,130,370,322,152,330,270,330,370 3,130,150,130,270,130,370,330,150,330,270,330,370 9,103,185,130,250,130,370,357,185,330,250,330,370 9,95,212,130,220,130,370,365,212,330,220,330,370 9,103,244,130,190,130,370,357,244,330,190,330,370 9,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 6,214,205,130,170,128,264,332,376,330,170,246,435 6,280,219,130,170,179,220,281,420,330,170,180,421 6,344,278,130,170,265,204,195,436,330,170,116,362 6,330,370,130,170,330,270,130,370,330,170,130,270 6,260,431,130,170,337,362,123,278,330,170,200,209 6,182,422,130,170,283,420,177,220,330,170,278,218 6,120,363,130,170,198,434,262,206,330,170,340,277 6,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 3,138,273,130,170,130,370,322,273,330,170,330,370 3,141,280,130,170,130,370,319,280,330,170,330,370 3,138,288,130,170,130,370,322,288,330,170,330,370 3,130,290,130,170,130,370,330,290,330,170,330,370 9,103,255,130,190,130,370,357,255,330,190,330,370 9,95,228,130,220,130,370,365,228,330,220,330,370 9,103,196,130,250,130,370,357,196,330,250,330,370 9,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 6,128,276,214,335,130,370,246,105,332,164,330,370 6,179,320,280,321,130,370,180,119,281,120,330,370 6,265,336,344,262,130,370,116,178,195,104,330,370 6,330,270,330,170,130,370,130,270,130,170,330,370 6,337,178,260,109,130,370,200,331,123,262,330,370 6,283,120,182,118,130,370,278,322,177,320,330,370 6,198,106,120,177,130,370,340,263,262,334,330,370 6,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 6,170,175,130,270,130,370,290,175,330,270,330,370 6,231,183,130,270,130,370,229,183,330,270,330,370 6,291,190,130,270,130,370,169,190,330,270,330,370 6,330,195,130,270,130,370,130,195,330,270,330,370 6,344,219,130,250,130,370,116,219,330,250,330,370 6,346,237,130,220,130,370,114,237,330,220,330,370 6,339,256,130,190,130,370,121,256,330,190,330,370 6,320,270,130,170,130,370,140,270,330,170,330,370 2,312,270,130,170,130,370,148,270,330,170,330,370 1,300,270,130,170,130,370,160,270,330,170,330,370 2,288,270,130,170,130,370,172,270,330,170,330,370 1,280,270,130,170,130,370,180,270,330,170,330,370 3,251,293,130,170,130,370,209,247,330,170,330,370 3,228,299,130,170,130,370,232,241,330,170,330,370 3,202,292,130,170,130,370,258,248,330,170,330,370 3,180,270,130,170,130,370,280,270,330,170,330,370 3,209,247,130,170,130,370,251,293,330,170,330,370 3,232,241,130,170,130,370,228,299,330,170,330,370 3,258,248,130,170,130,370,202,292,330,170,330,370 3,280,270,130,170,130,370,180,270,330,170,330,370 4,251,297,130,170,130,370,209,243,330,170,330,370 3,228,306,130,170,130,370,232,234,330,170,330,370 4,202,304,130,170,130,370,258,236,330,170,330,370 3,180,285,130,170,130,370,280,255,330,170,330,370 1,170,282,130,170,130,370,290,258,330,170,330,370 1,155,277,130,170,130,370,305,263,330,170,330,370 1,140,273,130,170,130,370,320,267,330,170,330,370 1,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 6,172,251,172,151,130,370,288,289,288,189,330,370 6,230,240,230,140,130,370,230,300,230,200,330,370 6,290,250,290,150,130,370,170,290,170,190,330,370 6,330,270,330,170,130,370,130,270,130,170,330,370 6,340,249,320,191,130,370,140,249,120,191,330,370 6,345,220,315,220,130,370,145,220,115,220,330,370 6,340,190,320,250,130,370,140,190,120,250,330,370 6,330,170,330,270,130,370,130,170,130,270,330,370 6,288,189,288,289,130,370,172,151,172,251,330,370 6,230,200,230,300,130,370,230,140,230,240,330,370 6,170,190,170,290,130,370,290,150,290,250,330,370 6,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 6,120,191,140,249,130,370,320,191,340,249,330,370 6,115,220,145,220,130,370,315,220,345,220,330,370 6,120,250,140,190,130,370,320,250,340,190,330,370 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:First couple cast to middle and circle left with the third couple^18:8:First couple cast up and circle right with the second couple^34:8:First couple cross and cast into second place and turn 1.5 times^62:8:Top two couples four changes of a circular hey^78:0: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: Twelve Selected Country Dances for the Year 1772
Authority: Rutherford, John
Year: 1772
Tune: The Black Eyed Milkmaid
 
 
 
 
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