Heart's Ease
for two couples facing (square).
Reconstructed by common consensus and Dafydd Cyhoeddwr.
Music: Country Capers, New York Renaissance Band among others.
Part 1
Verse 1, Part A
1: Meet a double.
2: Fall back a double.
Note: A common variation that increases the symetry of the dance is to fall back with your opposite.
Verse 1, Part B
1: Meet a double.
2: Fall back a double (with your partner if you used the above variation).
Chorus 1, Part A
1: Face your partner, fall back a double from your partner.
2: Meet your partner in a double (perhaps extending your right hand, should you wish to exaggerate the 'fake out' bit).
3&4: Turn your opposite all the way around by the right hand (your opposite is the person of the opposite gender in the other couple).
Chorus 1, Part B
1: Fall back a double from your opposite.
2: Meet your opposite in a double (extending your left hand, as per above).
3&4: Turn your opposite all the way around (your opposite is the person of the opposite gender in the other couple).
Part 2
Verse 2, Part A
1&2: Side left with your partner.
Verse 2, Part B
1&2: Side right with your opposite.
Chorus 2, Part A
1-4: Fall back from your partner, forward a double, turn your opposite by the right hand.
Chorus 2, Part B
1-4: Fall back from your opposite, forward a double, turn your partner by the left hand.
Part 3
Verse 3, Part A
1&2: Arm left with your partner.
Verse 3, Part B
1&2: Arm right with your opposite.
Chorus 3, Part A
1-4: Fall back from your partner, forward a double, turn your opposite by the right hand.
Chorus 3, Part B
1-4: Fall back from your opposite, forward a double, turn your partner by the left hand.