The Old Mole
for a line of Three Couples
Reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr.
Music: Cornucopia by Musica Subterranea 
SCA Dance Musike Volume 1 by the Companions of St Cecilia
Part 1
Verse 1, Part A
1: Couples take inside hands, lead up a double
2: Couples fall back a double
3&4: Face your partner, set and turn single (left)
Verse 1, Part B
1: Couples take inside hands, lead up a double
2: Couples fall back a double
3&4: Face your partner, set and turn single (right)
Verse 1, Part C
1: Everyone face their own left (men “up”, women “down”), go forwards a double.
2: Fall back a double.
3&4: Face your partner, set and turn single (left)
Verse 1, Part C
1: Everyone face their own right (men “down”, women “up”), go forwards a double.
2: Fall back a double.
3&4: Face your partner, set and turn single (right)
Chorus 1, Part A
1: Man 1 and woman 3 meet in a double (inside the line).
2: Man 1 and woman 3 fall back a double to place.
3: Man 1 and woman 3 meet again in a double.
4: Man 1 and woman 3 switch places (man 1 in woman 3’s place, woman 3 in man 1’s place).
Chorus 1, Part B
1: Woman 1 and man 3 meet in a double (inside the line).
2: Woman 1 and man 3 fall back a double to place.
3: Woman 1 and man 3 meet again in a double.
4: Woman 1 and man 3 switch places (woman 1 in man 3’s place, man 3 in woman 1’s place).
Chorus 1, Part C
1: Couple 2 meet a double.
2: Couple 2 fall back a double to place.
3: Couple 2 meet again a double.
4: Couple 2 switch places (man 2 in woman 2’s place, woman 2 in man 2’s place).
Part 2
Verse 2, Part A
1: Woman 1 and 2 take hands and do a double towards man 1 as he doubles toward them -AS- Man 2 and 3 take hands and do a double towards woman 3 as she doubles toward them.
2: All fall back a double to place.
3&4: Man 1 changes places with woman 1 and 2 by going under their inside arms -AS - woman 3 changes places with man 2 and 3 by going under their inside arms.  After this change is done, the dancers
need to reorient themselves so that man 1 and women 1 and 2 form a line facing down the set, and woman 3 and men 2 and 3 form a line facing up the set.
Verse 2, Part B
1: Still in the same arrangement as before, women 1 and 2 do a double towards woman 3 -AS- men 2 and 3 do a double toward man 1.
2: All fall back a double.
3&4: Woman 3 changes places with women 1 and 2 by going under their arms -AS- man 1 changes places with men 2 and 3 by going under their arms.  Reorient the set now so that the original set is inverted and opposite.
Verse 2, Part C
1: Still in the same arrangement as before, women 1 and 2 do a double towards man 1 -AS- men 2 and 3 do a double toward woman 3.
2: All fall back a double.
3&4: Change as in Verse 2, Part A, reorienting so that the dancers are facing up and down the set again.
Verse 2, Part D
1: Still in the same arrangement as before, women 1 and 2 do a double towards woman 3 -AS- men 2 and 3 do a double toward man 1.
2: All fall back a double.
3&4: Change as in Verse 2, Part B, reorienting so that everyone is back where they started this verse.
Chorus 2, Part A
1: Man 1 and woman 3 meet in a double (inside the line).
2: Man 1 and woman 3 fall back a double to place.
3: Man 1 and woman 3 meet again in a double.
4: Man 1 and woman 3 switch places (back to their beginning-of-the-dance places).
Chorus 2, Part B
1: Woman 1 and man 3 meet in a double (inside the line).
2: Woman 1 and man 3 fall back a double to place.
3: Woman 1 and man 3 meet again in a double.
4: Woman 1 and man 3 switch places (back to their beginning-of-the-dance places).
Chorus 2, Part C
1: Couple 2 meet a double.
2: Couple 2 fall back a double to place.
3: Couple 2 meet again a double.
4: Couple 2 switch places (back to their beginning-of-the-dance places).
Verse 3, Part A
1: Men take hands, women take hands, lines meet a double.
2: Lines back a double.
3&4: Man 1 and 3 meet behind man 2, woman 1 and 3 meet behind woman 2, these ends turn each other while couple 2 turns each other, all the way around.
Verse 3, Part B
1&2: Side (left) with the person you turned, finding your partner at the end.
3&4: Turn your partner all the way around.
Verse 3, Part C
1-4: Men do a hey.
Verse 3, Part D
1-4: Women do a hey.
Chorus 3, Part A
1-4: Both lines do a double hey.
Chorus 3, Part B
1-4: Do a double hey again.
Chorus 3, Part C
1-4: Cast off back to your places (loop all the way around).
Notes:  Playford gives only one section of music for this entire dance, meaning that the musicians would have to play that same 8 bars 21 times to finish this dance.  Music Subterranea did just that, varying things a little but not that much.   The St Cecilia version of the music makes much more of a distinction between the verse and "chorus", using very different music than in the manuscript, but it makes the dance easier to follow.
For the last part of the last “chorus”, the instructions get a little unclear.  Playford asks that for this part we do “The D. Hey twice over (five dots) Cast off all and come to your places.  That again.”  It seems to me that a double hey would take a full repeat, as would casting off and coming to your places, which means that there are instructions for 4 repeats of the music at the end,
when all of the other sections only did 3 for the chorus.   I have chosen to leave off the final casting off bit, though it could be just as correct to say that the instruction for the double hey really meant only one, and there really should be two repeats of the casting section.