The Chirping of the Larke
for a line of four couples.
Reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr.
Music: Son of Compiled Stuff by various artists
Part 1
Verse 1, Part A
1-2: Lead up a double and fall back a double.
Verse 1, Part B
1-2: That again. Face your partner.
Verse 1, Part C
1-2: Set and turn single, left.
Verse 1, Part D
1-2: Set and turn single, right.
Chorus 1, Part A
1-2: Man 1 sides left with his partner.
Chorus 1, Part B
1-2: Man 1 slips down and sides right with woman 2.
Chorus 1, Part C
1-2: Man 1 slips down and turns woman 3 all the way around.
Chorus 1, Part D
1-2: Man 1 grabs woman 4 and takes her up to the top of the line, putting her in his partner's place - the other women slip down one place.
Part 2
Verse 2, Part A
1-2: Lead up a double and fall back a double.
Verse 2, Part B
1-2: That again. Face your partner.
Verse 2, Part C
1-2: Set and turn single, left.
Verse 2, Part D
1-2: Set and turn single, right.
Chorus 2, Part A
1-2: Man 1 sides left with his new partner.
Chorus 2, Part B
1-2: Man 1 slips down and sides right with new woman 2.
Chorus 2, Part C
1-2: Man 1 slips down and turns new woman 3 all the way around.
Chorus 2, Part D
1-2: Man 1 grabs new woman 4 and takes her up to the top of the line, putting her in his new-but-one partner's place - the other women slip down one place.
Part 3
Verse 3, Part A
1-2: Lead up a double and fall back a double.
Verse 3, Part B
1-2: That again. Face your partner.
Verse 3, Part C
1-2: Set and turn single, left.
Verse 3, Part D
1-2: Set and turn single, right.
Chorus 3, Part A
1-2: Man 1 sides left with his new partner.
Chorus 3, Part B
1-2: Man 1 slips down and sides right with new woman 2.
Chorus 3, Part C
1-2: Man 1 slips down and turns new woman 3 all the way around.
Chorus 3, Part D
1-2: Man 1 grabs new woman 4 and takes her up to the top of the line, putting her in his new-but-one partner's place - the other women slip down one place.
Part 4
Verse 4, Part A
1-2: Lead up a double and fall back a double.
Verse 4, Part B
1-2: That again. Face your partner.
Verse 4, Part C
1-2: Set and turn single, left.
Verse 4, Part D
1-2: Set and turn single, right.
Chorus 4, Part A
1-2: Man 1 sides left with his new partner.
Chorus 4, Part B
1-2: Man 1 slips down and sides right with new woman 2.
Chorus 4, Part C
1-2: Man 1 slips down and turns new woman 3 all the way around.
Chorus 4, Part D
1-2: Man 1 grabs his first partner (new woman 4) and takes her up to the top of the line, putting her in her original place - the other women slip down one place.