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Title: Scottish 2nd Set - 2nd La Bonne Amie
Description: Square set for 4 couples

M1

L1

M2

L2

M3

L3

M4

L4

M5

L5

M6

L6

M7

L7

M8

L8

8,12,0,1220,2 12,248,135,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,248,335,115,268,315,202 117,248,135,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,248,335,115,268,315,202 7,242,148,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,248,335,115,268,315,202 7,232,169,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,248,335,115,268,315,202 8,222,189,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,248,335,115,268,315,202 7,216,202,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,248,335,115,268,315,202 7,216,202,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,242,322,115,268,315,202 7,216,202,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,232,302,115,268,315,202 8,216,202,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,222,282,115,268,315,202 7,216,202,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,216,269,115,268,315,202 7,224,210,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,208,261,115,268,315,202 6,230,224,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,202,247,115,268,315,202 7,228,238,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,204,233,115,268,315,202 6,220,247,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,212,224,115,268,315,202 7,213,248,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,219,223,115,268,315,202 6,204,237,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,228,234,115,268,315,202 7,202,222,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,230,249,115,268,315,202 6,208,210,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,224,261,115,268,315,202 7,216,202,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,216,269,115,268,315,202 29,203,202,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,229,269,115,268,315,202 30,216,202,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,216,269,115,268,315,202 7,231,221,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,201,250,115,268,315,202 7,235,237,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,197,234,115,268,315,202 8,231,255,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,201,216,115,268,315,202 7,216,269,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,216,202,115,268,315,202 7,192,272,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,240,199,115,268,315,202 7,160,268,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,271,204,115,268,315,202 8,132,252,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,299,219,115,268,315,202 7,115,236,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,316,236,115,268,315,202 15,147,236,182,335,147,202,283,268,182,135,284,236,147,268,283,202 15,188,236,182,335,188,202,242,268,182,135,243,236,188,268,242,202 14,149,236,182,335,149,202,281,268,182,135,282,236,149,268,281,202 15,115,236,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,316,236,115,268,315,202 4,128,236,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,303,236,115,268,315,202 4,149,236,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,282,236,115,268,315,202 3,169,236,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,262,236,115,268,315,202 4,182,236,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,249,236,115,268,315,202 3,190,228,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,241,244,115,268,315,202 3,204,222,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,227,250,115,268,315,202 3,218,224,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,213,248,115,268,315,202 3,227,232,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,204,240,115,268,315,202 3,228,239,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,203,233,115,268,315,202 4,217,248,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,214,224,115,268,315,202 3,202,250,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,229,222,115,268,315,202 4,190,244,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,241,228,115,268,315,202 3,182,236,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,249,236,115,268,315,202 4,179,229,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,238,249,115,268,315,202 4,177,219,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,221,263,115,268,315,202 3,179,209,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,199,269,115,268,315,202 4,182,202,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,182,269,115,268,315,202 29,195,202,195,335,115,202,315,268,169,135,169,269,115,268,315,202 30,182,202,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,182,269,115,268,315,202 6,159,193,188,328,115,202,315,268,188,142,159,278,115,268,315,202 6,140,181,189,319,115,202,315,268,189,152,140,290,115,268,315,202 6,131,161,182,312,115,202,315,268,182,158,131,310,115,268,315,202 6,131,141,175,318,115,202,315,268,175,152,131,330,115,268,315,202 6,140,119,176,327,115,202,315,268,176,143,140,352,115,268,315,202 7,159,109,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,159,362,115,268,315,202 5,180,106,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,180,365,115,268,315,202 6,207,108,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,208,362,115,268,315,202 5,233,121,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,233,349,115,268,315,202 6,248,135,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,248,335,115,268,315,202 0,248,135,182,335,115,202,315,268,182,135,248,335,115,268,315,202

2:0:Introduction and Honours (8 bars)^3:4:The first man advances alone towards the centre of the Set, then the opposite lady advances to meet him^11:4:They dos-a-dos in the centre^20:4:They dance right and left, giving the left hand when moving right, and right hand when moving left^22:4:They make a half right hand turn, and separate to end between the side couples^30:4:The six at the sides advance and retire^34:4:The active couple pass dosa-dos, ending facing their original partner^51:8:The head couples set to partners, and turn home^63:0:Repeat led by 2nd, 3rd and 4th couple^

 

Gow_La_Bonne_Amie.mp3

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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: A New Selection of Quadrilles, Waltzes and Spanish Country Dance Performed by Mr Gow and his Band, taught at the Academy's of Messrs Dun's, Smart, Ritchie and Strathy. 2d Set.
Authority: Gow, Nathaniel
Year: 1817 circa
Tune: La Bonne Amie
Notes: The figures for this dance appear in numerous Scottish sources
 
 
 




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