Jenny Pluck Pears
for a circle of three numbered couples.
Note that more than three couples can be accomodated by inserting them in and giving them some number between one and three, which is when they will act in the intermediate section.
Reconstructed by common consensus and Dafydd Cyhoeddwr.
Music: Country Capers by the New York Renaissance Band, among others.
Part 1
Verse 1, Part A
1&2: Take hands around the circle and go eight slips left.  Drop hands and face your partner.
3&4: Set and turn single, left.
Verse 1, Part B
1&2: Take hands around the circle and go eight slips right.  Drop hands and face your partner.
3&4: Set and turn single, right.  Face into the center of the circle and take inside hands with your partner.
Intermediate 1, Part A
The intermediate (or chorus) music goes into 3/4 time, so that 2 measures is 6 counts.
1&2: Man 1 sets his partner into the center of the circle as gracefully as possible.  The simple way is to have both people step to the left, and then as the man steps to the right, the woman slips into the center.  Other ways are possible.
3&4: Man 2 sets his partner into the center of the circle as before.
5&6: Man 3 sets his partner into the center of the circle as before.
7&8: Everyone honor their partner (reverance).
Chorus 1, Part A
1-4: Men walk to the left around the women for four doubles.  (This is commonly known as "window shopping".)
Chorus 1, Part B
1-4: Men turn around and walk to the right around the women for four doubles, ending up back in front of their partner.  Take the same "inside" hands with your partner.
Intermediate 1, Part B
1&2: Man 1 sets his partner out of the center as gracefully as possible.  Again, the simple way is for the man to step left while the woman slips out into the circle, and then for both to step right.
3&4: Man 2 sets his partner out of the center of the circle as before.
5&6: Man 3 sets his partner out of the center of the circle as before.
7&8: Everyone honor their partner.
Part 2
Verse 1, Part A
1&2: Side left with your partner.
3&4: Set and turn single, left.
Verse 1, Part B
1&2: Side right with your partner.
3&4: Set and turn single, right.  Face into the center of the circle and take inside hands with your partner.
Intermediate 2, Part A
1&2: Woman 1 sets her partner into the center of the circle as gracefully as possible.  The simple way is to have both people step to the right, and then as the woman steps to the left, the man slips into the center.  Other ways are possible.
3&4: Woman 2 sets her partner into the center of the circle as before.
5&6: Woman 3 sets her partner into the center of the circle as before.
7&8: Everyone honor their partner (reverance).
Chorus 2, Part A
1-4: Women walk to the left around the men for four doubles.
Chorus 2, Part B
1-4: Women turn around and walk to the right around the men for four doubles, ending up back in front of their partner.  Take the same "inside" hands with your partner.
Intermediate 2, Part B
1&2: Woman 1 sets her partner out of the center as gracefully as possible.  Again, the simple way is for the woman to step right while the man slips out into the circle, and then for both to step left.
3&4: Woman 2 sets her partner out of the center of the circle as before.
5&6: Woman 3 sets her partner out of the center of the circle as before.
7&8: Everyone honor their partner.
Part 3
Verse 3, Part A
1&2: Arm left with your partner.
3&4: Set and turn single, left.
Verse 3, Part B
1&2: Arm right with your partner.
3&4: Set and turn single, right.  Face into the center of the circle and take inside hands with your partner.
Intermediate 3, Part A
1&2: Man 1 sets his partner into the center of the circle as in part 1.
3&4: Man 2 sets his partner into the center of the circle as before.
5&6: Man 3 sets his partner into the center of the circle as before.
7&8: Everyone honor their partner (reverance).
Chorus 3, Part A
1-4: Men walk to the left around the women for four doubles.
Chorus 3, Part B
1-4: Men turn around and walk to the right around the women for four doubles, ending up back in front of their partner.  Take the same "inside" hands with your partner.
Intermediate 3, Part B
1&2: Man 1 sets his partner out of the center as gracefully as possible as in part 1.
3&4: Man 2 sets his partner out of the center of the circle as before.
5&6: Man 3 sets his partner out of the center of the circle as before.
7&8: Everyone honor their partner.