Bonny Bonny Broome
for a line of four numbered couples.
Reconstructed by Lady Grainne
Music: The Tape of Dance CD Volume 3 by various artists.
Part 1
Verse 1, Part A
1: Lead up a double.
2: Fall back a double.
3&4: Couple one casts off with couple two following back to their places; couple three casts off with couple four following back to their places.
Verse 1, Part B
1: Lead down a double.
2: Fall back a double.
3&4: As before, with couples four and two leading the casting.
Chorus 1, Part A
1: Odd couples (one and three) meet a double.
2: Odd couples fall back a small double.
3&4: Odd couples take hands and circle all the way around, falling back to place at end.
Chorus 1, Part B
1: Even couples meet a double.
2: Even couples fall back a double.
3&4: Even couples take hands and circle all the way around, falling back to place at end.
Part 2
Verse 2, Part A
1&2: Side left with your partner.
3&4: Set and turn single, left.
Verse 2, Part B
1&2: Side right with your partner.
3&4: Set and turn single, right.
Chorus 2, Part A
1: Couple one face couple two, couple three face couple four, take both hands with the person you are facing; man one and man two change places while woman one and woman two change places.
2: Man three and man four change places while woman three and woman four change places.
3&4: Set and turn single, left.
Chorus 2, Part B
1: Men one and two change places while women one and two change places.
2: Men three and four change places while women three and four change places.
3&4: Set and turn single, right.
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.
Chorus 3, Part A
1: Explode: Couple 1 double up the line, couple 4 double down the line, men 2 and 3 double to the left of the set, away from the center, women 2 and 3 double to the right of the set, away from the center.
2: All turn around and double back into the normal setup.
3&4: Everyone take hands in a big circle and go half-way around in two doubles.
Chorus 3, Part B
1: Explode again from your new positions.
2: Turn and come back into the set.
3&4: Everyone take hands in a big circle and go half-way around to place in two doubles.