Chirping of the Nightingale
for a circle of as many couples as will.
Reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr
This dance has a single figure of the "dance with" type that is somewhat repetitive.  The formula for the number of repeats is ()
The format of the music is AAB for each repeat.
Music: Chirping of the Nightingale - Mr Playford's Dancing Master by the Lauten Company
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Intro figure, to the verse music
Intro, Part A
1&2: Take hands in a circle and go two doubles (or 8 slips) around to the left
Intro, Part B
1&2: Go two doubles (or 8 slips) around to the right
Main part of the figure, to the chorus music
1: Couple 1 do a double toward the man on their right
2: Man 1 drops woman 1's hand and takes the other man's hand, and they do a double toward woman 1 while she does a double back from them
3: Man 1 drops the other man's hand and the other man and woman 1 takes hands, they double toward man 1 as he doubles back from them
4: Woman 1 drops the other man's hand, and the three turn single
Secondary part of the figure, to the verse music
First repeat
1&2: The three take hands around and do two doubles (or 8 slips) to the left
Second repeat
1&2: Take two doubles (or 8 slips) to the right
End of the figure, to the chorus music
1-4: Couple 1 and the man on their right do the leading bit and the turn single bit from before
There is a different beginning to the figure on subsequent repeats
This is the second time through the figure, as an example of the whole thing
Beginning of the figure, to the verse music
First repeat
1: Couple 1 does a double toward the first woman on their right
2: Couple 1 does a double back
Second repeat
1&2: Couple 1 does a double toward the first woman on their right, and a double back
Main part of the figure, to the chorus music
1: Couple 1 do a double toward the woman on their right
2: Man 1 drops woman 1's hand and takes the other woman's hand, and they do a double toward woman 1 while she does a double back from them
3: Man 1 drops the other woman's hand and the other woman and woman 1 takes hands, they double toward man 1 as he doubles back from them
4: Woman 1 drops the other woman's hand, and the three turn single
Secondary part of the figure, to the verse music
First repeat
1&2: The three take hands around and do two doubles (or 8 slips) to the left
Second repeat
1&2: Take two doubles (or 8 slips) to the right
End of the figure, to the chorus music
1-4: Couple 1 and the woman on their right do the leading bit and the turn single bit from before
R: Couple 1 continues around the circle, doing the figure first with the man, then the woman, of each couple.  The original second couple will start the figure when they have someone to dance with, 
so when couple 1 starts with the third couple to the right, couple 2 will start their progression (though they could, possibly, start with the man as couple 1 dances with the woman)