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The Black Black Oil

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THE BLACK BLACK OIL (R5x32) 5C set John Drewry Deeside Book 2

1- 8 1s and 3s ½ turn RH moving down 1 place, face partner and set, cross LH to own sides, Men cast down and Ladies up ready for reels across
9-16 All dance reels across (RSh reels of 3 at ends and reel of 4 in centre) end with 1s and 3s holding partner's LH in centre of dance and RH to 1st corner
17-24 1s and 3s Balance-in-Line with corners, turn corners RH into centre and Balance-in-Line, turn corners to sides and face 2nd corners
25-32 1s and 3s dance Pass+Turn with 2nd corners, turn RH 1½ times and cast 1 place on own sides

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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