The Spanyard
for a line of four couples
Reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr.  (Rev 2, 3/14/2009)
The music is a 4 bar phrase, which means it needs to be played 4 times for each part of the dance, with two extra for the last chorus - 14 times in total
Music: none
Part 1
Verse 1, Part A
1: Lead up a double
2: Take four slips to the right, face your partner
3&4 Set and turn, left
Verse 1, Part B
1: Lead down a double
2: Take four slips to the right, face your partner
3&4: Set and turn, right
Chorus 1, Part A
1: Couple 1 and 4 fall back a double from each other while couples 2 and 3 meet a double and take both hands
2: Couple 2 slips up into couple 1's place, couple 3 slips down into couple 4's place, couples 1 and 4 double forward and into the center to take couples 2 and 3's places respectively
3&4: Set and turn single, left
Chorus 1, Part B
1: Couples 2 and 3 (at the top and bottom of the line) fall back a double from each other while couples 1 and 4 (in the middle) double toward each other and take both hands
2: Couple 1 slips up into their normal place, couple 4 slips down into their normal place, couples 2 and 3 double forward into their normal places
3&4: Set and turn single, right
Part 2
Verse 2, Part A
1&2: Side left with your partner (double forward to line up right shoulders, double back)
3&4: Set and turn single, left
Verse 2, Part B
1&2: Side right with your partner (double forward to line up left shoulders, double back)
3&4: Set and turn single, right
Chorus 2, Part A
1: Odd men push their women back a double by both hands and angle down a little as even women push their men back a double by both hands and angle up a little
2: Everyone falls back into the line with the even couples moved up into the odd places and the odd couples moved down into the even places (that's the purpose of the angling above)
3&4: Set and turn single, left
Chorus 2, Part B
1: Even women and odd men push their partners back a double by both hands, odds angling up, evens down
2: Everyone falls back into their normal places in the line
3&4: Set and turn single, right
Part 3
Verse 3, Part A
1&2: Arm left with your partner (take right arms and walk two doubles around to the left)
3&4: Set and turn single, left
Verse 3, Part B
1&2: Arm right with your partner (take left arms and walk two doubles around to the right)
3&4: Set and turn single, right
Chorus 3, Part A
1: Man 1 and woman 2 meet a double as man 3 and woman 4 meet a double
2: These 4 fall back from each other (but not all the way)
3&4: Man 1 and woman 2 take both hands and turn one and a half times around in two doubles to change places, man 3 and woman 4 doing the same
Chorus 3, Part B
1: Woman 1 and man 2, woman 3 and man 4 meet a double
2: These 4 fall back from each other (but not all the way)
3&4: Woman 1 and man 2 take both hands and turn one and a half times around in two doubles to change places, woman 3 and man 4 doing the same
Chorus 3, Part C
1: Man 1 and woman 2 meet a double as man 3 and woman 4 meet a double
2: These 4 fall back from each other (but not all the way)
3&4: Man 1 and woman 2 take both hands and turn one and a half times around in two doubles to change places back, man 3 and woman 4 doing the same
Chorus 3, PartD
1: Woman 1 and man 2, woman 3 and man 4 meet a double
2: These 4 fall back from each other (but not all the way)
3&4: Woman 1 and man 2 take both hands and turn one and a half times around in two doubles to change places back, woman 3 and man 4 doing the same