Tom Tinker
for a line of as many couples as will
Reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr
The music has an A part of 2 bars and a B part of 2 bars.  The dance would seem to require the format of AABBBB for each repeat of the music
There's one repeat needed for the intro figure, and the progressive figure uses the (n-1)x3 formula for its repeats, so 3 couples = 7 repeats, 4 couples = 10, 5 = 13, etc
Music: none
Intro Figure
Verse music first time
1: Lead up a double
2: Change places with your partner "keeping them still in your hand"  so you are facing downward
Verse music second time
1: Lead down a double
2: Change places as before, facing up ("to the presence")
Chorus music first two times
1: The odd men slip down into the even men's places in front of those men in a double
2: The odd women slip down into the even women's places behind those women in a double
1&2: The odd men lead the even men in a circle for two doubles so that they stay in switched places, the odd women doing the same with the even women
Chorus music last two times
1: The even men slip down into their regular places in front of the odd men in a double
2: The even women slip down into their regular places behind the odd women in a double
1&2: The even men lead the odd men in a circle for two doubles so that they remain in their normal places, the even women doing the same with the odd women
The progressive figure
Verse music first time
1: Man 1 and woman 2 each turn their backs to their partners and do a double forward ("march toward the wall"), their partners following them
2: Man 1 faces up the line and takes his parther by the right hand, man 2 faces down the line and takes his partner by the left hand, both sets fall back a double and end up back in line in opposite places, facing each other
Verse music second time
1: Couples 1 and 2 double forward to switch places, couple 1 passing between couple 2
2: Man 1 casts off to the left, leading his partner around into the second place, improper, while woman 2 does the same, leading her partner into the first place, improper
Chorus music first two times
1&2: Man 1 does two doubles to come to his place, going around the outside of man 2 to do so, while woman 2 does two doubles to come to her place, going around the outside of woman 1 to do so
1: Man 1 and woman 2 meet a double (the short way)
2: Man 1 and woman 2 take both hands
Chorus music last two times
1: Woman 1 comes "in between your arms", close to her partner
2: Man 2 does the same
3&4: Kiss (Playford doesn't say who, but it's gotta be quick), break apart with couple 1 sliding into the 2nd place, couple 2 into the first place, and arm left
R: Continue switching down the line, the other couples following, sitting out at the bottom or top and coming back in as the opposite.  There's only one figure, so when you're all back to place, the dance is finished