The Whish
for a line of three couples
Reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr
Music: Hang up Sorrow and Care, Maddy Prior and the Carnial Band, track 2 (part of the medley) - not enough repeats
(22 repeats required)
Note: The numbers below refer to the measure, each one being a count of 2.
Note 2: As in Boatman, the second couple is the active/primary couple in this dance.
Part 1
Verse 1, Part A
1&2: Lead up a double.
3&4: Fall back a double.
5&6: Face your partner, set left and right, angling inward toward your partner as you go.
7: Fall back to your place.
Verse 1, Part B
1&2: Lead up a double.
3&4: Fall back a double.
5&6: Face your partner, set right and left, angling inward toward your partner as you go.
7: Fall back to your place.
Chorus 1, Part A
1&2: The second man leads the first man between the first two women.
3&4: They cast off and fall back to their places (man 1 around the top of the set, man 2 between woman 2 and 3).
5-7: Man 2 and man 1 arm by the left in 6 beats (instead of the normal 8)
Chorus 1, Part B
1&2: The second man leads the third man between the second and third women.
3&4: They cast of and fall back to their places (man 2 between woman 2 and woman 1, man 3 around the bottom of the set).
5-7: Man 2 and man 3 arm by the left in 6 beats (instead of the normal 8)
Chorus 1, Part C
1&2: The second woman leads the first woman between the first two men.
3&4: They cast off and fall back to their places (as did the men).
5-7: Woman 2 and woman 1 arm by the right in 6 beats (instead of the normal 8).
Chorus 1, Part D
1&2: The second woman leads the third woman between the second and third men.
3&4: They cast off and fall back to their places (as did the men).
5-7: Woman 2 and woman 3 arm by the right in 6 beats (instead of the normal 8).
Part 2
Verse 2, Part A
1-4: Side left with your partner (walk a small double toward your partner and line up right shoulders).
5&6: Set left and right, angling inward toward your partner as you go.
7: Fall back to your place.
Verse 2, Part B
1&2: Side right with your partner (walk a small double toward your partner and line up left shoulders).
5&6: Set right and left, angling inward toward your partner as you go.
7: Fall back to your place.
Chorus 2, Part A
1&2: The second couple leads up between the first couple.
3&4: They cast off and fall back to their places.
5-7: Second couple arm left in 6.
Chorus 2, Part B
1&2: The second couple leads down between the third couple.
3&4: They cast off and fall back to their places.
5-7: Second couple arm right in 6.
Chorus 2, Part C
1-7: Same as Chorus 1, Part A
Chorus 2, Part D
1-7: Same as Chorus 1, Part B
Chorus 2, Part E
1-7: Same as Chorus 1, Part C
Chorus 2, Part F
1-7: Same as Chorus 1, Part D
Part 3
Verse 3, Part A
1-4: Arm left with your partner (take right arms and walk two doubles to the left).
5&6: Set left and right, angling inward toward your partner as you go.
7: Fall back to your place.
Verse 3, Part B
1&2: Arm right with your partner (take left arms and walk two doubles to the right).
5&6: Set right and left, angling inward toward your partner as you go.
7: Fall back to your place.
Chorus 3, Part A
1-7: The second couple cross over between couple 1.  Man 2 circle woman 1, woman 2 circle man 1.
They cross over between couple 1 again.  Man 2 circles man 1, woman 2 circles woman 1.
They fall back to their places.  (The exact timing isn't absolutely critical.)
Chorus 3, Part B
1-7: The second couple does the same with couple 3 (cross over between, circle, cross over
again, circle, fall back to place.
Chorus 3, Part C
1-7: Same as Chorus 1, Part A
Chorus 3, Part D
1-7: Same as Chorus 1, Part B
Chorus 3, Part E
1-7: Same as Chorus 1, Part C
Chorus 3, Part F
1-7: Same as Chorus 1, Part D
Original:
Lead up a double forwards and back, set and fal back _. That againe _:
The 2. Man leade in the first man betweene the two first We. Cast off, fall to your places and armes _.
Then leade in the last man betweene the two last We. Fall to your places, and armes _:
Then the middle Wo. Doe as much _.:
Sides all, set and fall back _. That againe _:
The 2. Cu. Leade up betweene the first, cast off, fall to your places, turne your owne _.
As much betweene the last Cu. _: Then leade in betweene them as before.
Armes all, set and fall back _. That againe _:
The 2. Cu. Crosse over betweene the first Cu. Crosse over againe between them, fall to your places _.
Then as much betweene the last _: The leade in betweene them as at the first.