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Greensleeves Dance Wyresdale

Cecil Sharp Manuscript Collection (at Clare College, Cambridge) (CJS2/10/2807)
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Date: 8 Nov 1912
Place: England : Lancashire : Wyresdale
Collector: Winder, Mr.
Roud No: 610
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Wyresdale Greensleeves Dance

Cecil Sharp Manuscript Collection (at Clare College, Cambridge) (CJS2/11/2/183)
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Performer: Winder, James | Doddin, Bartholomew
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Place: England : Lancashire : Wyresdale | England : Lancashire : Dolphinholme
Collector: Sharp, Cecil J.
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Wryesdale Greensleeves Dance

 

This is danced by 3 men to the tune of Greensleeves. I saw it performed at The School, Dolphinholme on the evening of Mar. 8th 1912. It is an old dance taught to the performers by their fathers and was always done on Fair day and other public holidays & merry makings.

 

James Winder (38) was the leader. His father used to play the fiddle for the dance, and I copied the tune (no. 2807)1 from his M. S. [manuscript] book of airs. Bartholomew Doddin about same age was one of the other performers. His father (76) is still alive and taught Barthoolomew. They never dressed in any special way.

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                      The dance      [Illustration]1

First Part.

 

A  1 - 4    hands - three clockwise

     5 - 8  - - - - - - - - - c.cl. [counter clockwise]

 

                Ring movement simply stepped in [moderately] slow time, the men rolling slightly sideways as they stepped.

 

 

B1  1 - 2   All face c.cl. . No 1 claps both hands on 1st beat of 1st bar, and slaps his right thigh with right hand on 2nd beat of 1st bar; then slaps no 2 on                       the back between the shoulder blades on 1st beat of 2nd bar, and then kicks him on 2nd beat.

 

      3 - 4  No. 2 does the same to no. 3

 

      5 - 6  No. 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1

 

      7 - 8   All turn single clockwise, & face clockwise

 

B2  1 - 2   No. 1 claps & kicks No. 3 as above slapping and kicking with left hand & left leg

 

       3 - 4  No. 3 - - - - - - - - - -  2 - - - - - -

 

       5 - 6  No 2 - - - - - - - - - -   1 - - - - - -

 

       7 - 8  All turn single c. cl.

 

1 Ilustration showing, numbers 1,2 and 3 in a circle

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A (2nd Time)   As A first time

 

B1    1 - 2         All hold hands,. No. 1 stamps three times, l. r. l. [left, right, left], on 1st & 2nd beats of bar 1 and 1st beat of bar 2. On second beat of                         latter bar he hops on left foot and swings his right leg over his own right hand and No. 2s left hand.

 

        3 - 4        No. 2 does the same

 

        5 - 6        No. 3 - - - - - - - - -

 

        7 - 8        All hop four times in stationary position on left legs

 

B2    1 - 4        Hop around 8 steps clockwise

(2nd time)

        5 - 8        - - - - - - - - - - - -  c.cl. to places

 

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Second Part.

 

A      1 - 8         As in First Part

 

B1     1 - 8        As in First Part B1, First part, except then

                       Same as B1 (2nd time) in First Part

 

B2    1 - 8        - - - - - - - -(1st time) - - - - - - -

 

A      1 - 8       Same as in First Part

(2nd time)

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B1      1 - 2   No. 1 stamps 3 times r.l.r. [right, left, right], hops on r. [right] and throws left leg on his own left hand and no3's right hand.

(2nd time)  

 

         3 - 4   No. 3 does the same

 

         5 - 6   - - 2   - - - - - - - - -

 

         7 - 8   All hop 4 times on r. ft. [right foot]

 

B2     1 - 8  All hop round 8 steps clockwise & then 8 steps c.cl. [counter clockwise]

(second time)

 

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Third Part

A1      1 - 8     As in First Part

 

B1       1 - 8    As in First Part, No. 2 beginning by clapping & kicking no. 3; no. 3 following with No. 1; No. 1 then doing the same with No. 2. Then all   

                      turn single clockwise.

 

B2       1 - 8    As in First Part, no. 2 begninning, clapping & kicking No. 1       

 

A         1 - 8    As in First Part

([2nd] time)

 

B1 & B2          As in First Part, throwing right legs over.

([2nd] time)

 

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Fourth Part.

 

A     1 - 8    As in First Part.

 

B1    1 - 8    As in B2 Third Part

 

B2   1 - 8   - - -   B1 ---------

 

A     1 - 8   As in First Part.

(2nd time)

 

B1  (1 - 8) (2nd time)  As in B1 first second part, throwing left legs over

 

B2   1 - 8 (2nd time)  As in B2 Second part, hopping round on right legs

 

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Fifth Part.

 

A   1 - 8   As in First part

 

B1  1 - 8  As in First Part No. 3 beginning & going round c.cl. [counter clockwise]

 

B2  1 - 8  As in First Part, No. 3 beginning, slapping his own left thigh with left hand, and No. 2's back with left hand, & kicking No. 2 with left leg.

 

A    1 - 8  (2nd time)  As in First Part

 

B1 & 2 (2nd time)  As in First Part throwing right legs over & hopping on left legs

 

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Sixth Part

 

A   1 - 8   As in First Part

 

B1  1 - 8   As in First part B2 Fifth part

 

B2  1 - 8  - - - - - - - - -  B1 ----------

 

A    1 - 8 (2nd time)  As in First Part

 

B1 & B2 (2nd time)   As in Second Part throwing left legs over and hopping round on right feet.

 

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Swinging Sixes

 

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[Illustration: shows dance formation with two rows of dancers, woman (square), man (circle), woman(square) in each row]

 

Country dance in above formation - done to a various tunes but usually Girl I left behind me.

 

A  1 - 2   Files advance & meet

    3 - 4   Fall back to places

    5 - 6

 

B1  5 - 8 Women cross over & change places, men standing still

 

B  1 - 4   Each man swings (waltz fashion) or turns woman on his right

 

    5 - 8  Does the same with woman on his left 

 

 

 

 

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Wryesdale Greensleeves Dance

 

This is danced by 3 men to the tune of Greensleeves. I saw it performed at The School, Dolphinholme on the evening of Mar. 8th 1912. It is an old dance taught to the performers by their fathers and was always done on Fair day and other public holidays & merry makings.

 

James Winder (38) was the leader. His father used to play the fiddle for the dance, and I copied the tune (no. 2807)1 from his M. S. [manuscript] book of airs. Bartholomew Doddin about same age was one of the other performers. His father (76) is still alive and taught Barthoolomew. They never dressed in any special way.

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                      The dance      [Illustration]1

First Part.

 

A  1 - 4    hands - three clockwise

     5 - 8  - - - - - - - - - c.cl. [counter clockwise]

 

                Ring movement simply stepped in [moderately] slow time, the men rolling slightly sideways as they stepped.

 

 

B1  1 - 2   All face c.cl. . No 1 claps both hands on 1st beat of 1st bar, and slaps his right thigh with right hand on 2nd beat of 1st bar; then slaps no 2 on                       the back between the shoulder blades on 1st beat of 2nd bar, and then kicks him on 2nd beat.

 

      3 - 4  No. 2 does the same to no. 3

 

      5 - 6  No. 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1

 

      7 - 8   All turn single clockwise, & face clockwise

 

B2  1 - 2   No. 1 claps & kicks No. 3 as above slapping and kicking with left hand & left leg

 

       3 - 4  No. 3 - - - - - - - - - -  2 - - - - - -

 

       5 - 6  No 2 - - - - - - - - - -   1 - - - - - -

 

       7 - 8  All turn single c. cl.

 

1 Ilustration showing, numbers 1,2 and 3 in a circle

A (2nd Time)   As A first time

 

B1    1 - 2         All hold hands,. No. 1 stamps three times, l. r. l. [left, right, left], on 1st & 2nd beats of bar 1 and 1st beat of bar 2. On second beat of                         latter bar he hops on left foot and swings his right leg over his own right hand and No. 2s left hand.

 

        3 - 4        No. 2 does the same

 

        5 - 6        No. 3 - - - - - - - - -

 

        7 - 8        All hop four times in stationary position on left legs

 

B2    1 - 4        Hop around 8 steps clockwise

(2nd time)

        5 - 8        - - - - - - - - - - - -  c.cl. to places

 

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Second Part.

 

A      1 - 8         As in First Part

 

B1     1 - 8        As in First Part B1, First part, except then

                       Same as B1 (2nd time) in First Part

 

B2    1 - 8        - - - - - - - -(1st time) - - - - - - -

 

A      1 - 8       Same as in First Part

(2nd time)

B1      1 - 2   No. 1 stamps 3 times r.l.r. [right, left, right], hops on r. [right] and throws left leg on his own left hand and no3's right hand.

(2nd time)  

 

         3 - 4   No. 3 does the same

 

         5 - 6   - - 2   - - - - - - - - -

 

         7 - 8   All hop 4 times on r. ft. [right foot]

 

B2     1 - 8  All hop round 8 steps clockwise & then 8 steps c.cl. [counter clockwise]

(second time)

 

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Third Part

A1      1 - 8     As in First Part

 

B1       1 - 8    As in First Part, No. 2 beginning by clapping & kicking no. 3; no. 3 following with No. 1; No. 1 then doing the same with No. 2. Then all   

                      turn single clockwise.

 

B2       1 - 8    As in First Part, no. 2 begninning, clapping & kicking No. 1       

 

A         1 - 8    As in First Part

([2nd] time)

 

B1 & B2          As in First Part, throwing right legs over.

([2nd] time)

 

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Fourth Part.

 

A     1 - 8    As in First Part.

 

B1    1 - 8    As in B2 Third Part

 

B2   1 - 8   - - -   B1 ---------

 

A     1 - 8   As in First Part.

(2nd time)

 

B1  (1 - 8) (2nd time)  As in B1 first second part, throwing left legs over

 

B2   1 - 8 (2nd time)  As in B2 Second part, hopping round on right legs

 

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Fifth Part.

 

A   1 - 8   As in First part

 

B1  1 - 8  As in First Part No. 3 beginning & going round c.cl. [counter clockwise]

 

B2  1 - 8  As in First Part, No. 3 beginning, slapping his own left thigh with left hand, and No. 2's back with left hand, & kicking No. 2 with left leg.

 

A    1 - 8  (2nd time)  As in First Part

 

B1 & 2 (2nd time)  As in First Part throwing right legs over & hopping on left legs

 

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Sixth Part

 

A   1 - 8   As in First Part

 

B1  1 - 8   As in First part B2 Fifth part

 

B2  1 - 8  - - - - - - - - -  B1 ----------

 

A    1 - 8 (2nd time)  As in First Part

 

B1 & B2 (2nd time)   As in Second Part throwing left legs over and hopping round on right feet.

 

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Swinging Sixes

 

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[Illustration: shows dance formation with two rows of dancers, woman (square), man (circle), woman(square) in each row]

 

Country dance in above formation - done to a various tunes but usually Girl I left behind me.

 

A  1 - 2   Files advance & meet

    3 - 4   Fall back to places

    5 - 6

 

B1  5 - 8 Women cross over & change places, men standing still

 

B  1 - 4   Each man swings (waltz fashion) or turns woman on his right

 

    5 - 8  Does the same with woman on his left 

 

 

 

 

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Permanent URL: https://www.vwml.org/record/CJS2/11/2/183

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