The Wherligig
for a line of three couples
Reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr with help from the people at KWDS4.
Music: St Cecilia Vol 2
Music from KWDS4
Part 1
Verse 1, Part A
1&2: Lead up a double and back.
Verse 1, Part B
1&2: Lead up a double and back.
Chorus 1, Part A
1: Couple 2 go up between couple 1
2: Couple 2 cast off and go around to your places.
3: Couple 2 cross over as you go between couple 1
4: Couple 2 continue around to your opposite place, facing down.
Chorus 1, Part B
1: Couple 2 go down between couple 3
2: Couple 2 cast off and go around to your places.
3: Couple 2 cross over as you go between couple 3
4: Couple 2 continue around to your normal place.
Chorus 1, Part  C
1&2: Top couple casts off, the rest following.  When the top couple gets to the bottom of the set they stop and form an arch.  The other two couples countinue up between/under the arch, so that couple 2 is now in 1st position, and 3 in 2nd.   
(This will be done to one repeat of the verse music.) 
Chorus 1, Part A (for the second time)
1: Middle couple go up between the top couple.
2: Middle couple cast off and go around to your places.
3: Middle couple cross over as you go between the top couple.
4: Middle couple continue around to your opposite place, facing down.
Chorus 1, Part B (for the second time)
1: Middle couple go down between the bottom couple.
2: Middle couple cast off and go around to your places.
3: Middle couple cross over as you go between the bottom couple.
4: Middle couple continue around to your normal place.
Chorus 1, Part C (for the second time)
1&2: Top couple casts off, the rest following.  When the top couple gets to the bottom of the set they stop and form an arch.  The other two couples countinue up between/under the arch, so that couple 3 is now in 1st position, and 1 in 2nd.   
Chorus 1, Part A (for the third time)
1: Middle couple go up between the top couple.
2: Middle couple cast off and go around to your places.
3: Middle couple cross over as you go between the top couple.
4: Middle couple continue around to your opposite place, facing down.
Chorus 1, Part B (for the third time)
1: Middle couple go down between the bottom couple.
2: Middle couple cast off and go around to your places.
3: Middle couple cross over as you go between the bottom couple.
4: Middle couple continue around to your normal place.
Chorus 1, Part C (for the third time)
1&2: Top couple casts off, the rest following.  When the top couple gets to the bottom of the set they stop and form an arch.  The other two couples countinue up between/under the arch, so that everyone returns to their proper places. 
Part 2
Verse 2, Part A
1&2: Side left
Verse 2, Part B
1&2: Side right
Chorus 2, Part A
1&2: Man 2 arm with woman 1 while woman 2 arms with man 3.
3&4: Man 2 does a single hey with couple 1 (a la Boatman), while woman 2 does the same with couple 3.
Chorus 2, Part B
1&2: Man 2 arm with woman 3 while woman 2 arms with man 1.
3&4: Man 2 does a single hey with couple 3, while woman 2 does the same with couple 1.
Chorus 3, Part C
1&2: Top couple casts off, the rest following.  When the top couple gets to the bottom of the set they stop and form an arch.  The other two couples countinue up between/under the arch, so that couple 2 is now in 1st position, and 3 in 2nd.   
(This will be done to one repeat of the verse music.) 
Chorus 2, Part A (for the second time)
1&2: Middle man arm with top woman while middle woman arms with bottom man.
3&4: Middle man does a single hey with top couple, while middle woman does the same with bottom couple.
Chorus 2, Part B (for the second time)
1&2: Middle man arms with bottom woman while middle woman arms with top man.
3&4: Middle man does a single hey with bottom couple, while middle woman does the same with top couple.
Chorus 3, Part C (for the second time)
1&2: Top couple casts off, the rest following.  When the top couple gets to the bottom of the set they stop and form an arch.  The other two couples countinue up between/under the arch, so that couple 3 is now in 1st position, and 1 in 2nd.   
Chorus 2, Part A (for the third time)
1&2: Middle man arm with top woman while middle woman arms with bottom man.
3&4: Middle man does a single hey with top couple, while middle woman does the same with bottom couple.
Chorus 2, Part B (for the third time)
1&2: Middle man arms with bottom woman while middle woman arms with top man.
3&4: Middle man does a single hey with bottom couple, while middle woman does the same with top couple.
Chorus 3, Part C (for the third time)
1&2: Top couple casts off, the rest following.  When the top couple gets to the bottom of the set they stop and form an arch.  The other two couples countinue up between/under the arch, so that everyone returns to their proper places. 
Part 3
Verse 3, Part A
1&2: Arm left
Verse 3, Part B
1&2: Arm right
Chorus 3, Part A
1&2: Couples 1 and 2 cast and lead around to their original places (man 1 starts, man 2 following, man 1 casting to left and circling around; women the same).
3&4: Couples 1 and 2 take right hands across and circle to your places.
Chorus 3, Part B
1&2: Couples 3 and 2 cast and lead around to their original places (man 3 starts, man 2 following, man 3 casting to right and circling around; women the same).
3&4: Couples 3 and 2 take left hands across and circle to your places.
Chorus 3, Part C
1&2: Cast to change as before, ending up 2, 3, 1. (Done to one repeat of the verse music.)
Chorus 3, Part A (for the second time)
1&2: Top and middle couples cast and lead around to their original places.
3&4: Top and middle couples take right hands across and circle to your places.
Chorus 3, Part B (for the second time)
1&2: Bottom and middle couples cast and lead around to their original places (bottom couples leading).
3&4: Bottom and middle couples take left hands across and circle to your places.
Chorus 3, Part C (for the second time)
1&2: Cast to change as before, ending up 3, 1, 2.
Chorus 3, Part A (for the third time)
1&2: Top and middle couples cast and lead around to their original places.
3&4: Top and middle couples take right hands across and circle to your places.
Chorus 3, Part B (for the third time)
1&2: Bottom and middle couples cast and lead around to their original places (bottom couples leading).
3&4: Bottom and middle couples take left hands across and circle to your places.
Chorus 3, Part C (for the third time)
1&2: Cast to change as before, ending up where you started the dance.