This started out as a triple minor in Thompson Vol. II, 1765. A 3-couple longways version was presented by Bernard Bentley in The Fallibroome Collection Vol. 5.
The variation given below changes the movements in (just) C2 to give a more symmetric, slightly unusual progression.
Three couple longways.
The dance has its own tune in 2/4 time. This is played AABBCC.
A score is available on Colin Hume's website.
|A1 1‑4||1st couple cast down to middle place, while 2nd couple move up,|
|5‑8||1st and 3rd couples circle left.|
|A2 1‑4||1st couple cast up to top, while 2nd couple move back down,|
|5‑8||1st and 2nd couples circle left.|
|B1 1‑8||All face up and take cross-hand hold with partner, 1st couple wheel left and go between other two couples to start a reel-of-three as couples.|
|B2 1‑8||Complete the reel-of-three as couples.|
|C1 1‑8||Middle couple (2s), followed by top couple (1s), lead down through bottom couple (3s), and cast up to top of set.|
|C2 1‑8||Couple now in middle (1s), followed by bottom couple (3s), lead up through top couple (2s), and cast down to bottom of set into progressed places (2-3-1).|