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for a square of four numbered couples.
Reconstructed by popular opinion and Dafydd Cyhoeddwr.
Music: Popular Tunes in 17th Century England by the Broadside Band, among others.
Part 1
Verse 1, Part A
1: Odd couples meet a double.
2: Fall back a double.
Verse 1, Part B
1: Even couples meet a double.
2: Fall back a double.
Chorus 1, Part A
1: Odd couples take their partner by both hands and meet in four slips.
2: Odd couples take their opposites by both hands and slip out of the square between the even couples.
3&4: Odd opposites cast off and circle back to their proper places.
Chorus 1, Part B
1: Even couples take their partner by both hands and meet in four slips.
2: Even couples take their opposites by both hands and slip out of the square between the odd couples.
3&4: Even opposites cast off and circle back to their proper places.
Part 2
Verse 2, Part A
1&2: Odd couples meet a double and fall back a double.
Verse 2, Part B
1&2: Even couples meet a double and fall back a double.
Chorus 2, Part A
1: Everyone change places with their partner by right hands.  Even couples then make an arch.
2-4: Odd couples continue going in the direction as their change, circle around to meet your opposite behind the even couples, go under the arches, and fall back to your own side of the set but ending up on the opposite side of your own set.
Chorus 2, Part B
1: Everyone change places with their partner by right hands.  Odd couples then make an arch.
2-4: Even couples continue on to meet their opposites behind the odd couples, go under the arches, and fall back on your own side of the set in your proper places.
Part 3
Verse 3, Part A
1&2: Odd couples meet a double and fall back a double.
Verse 3, Part B
1&2: Even couples meet a double and fall back a double.
Chorus 3, Part A
1-4: Men do a weaving hey by walking in front of their partner, around behind the next woman, in front of the third, behind the fourth and back to place.
Chorus 3, Part B
1-4: Women do the same, starting in front of their partner and so on around the circle back to place.
Note that several versions of the music (not the one above) take on an extra repeat of the verse music at the end of the dance - just do the verse one more time if that is the case.