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Jim's Haberdashery

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JIM'S HABERDASHERY (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Alan MacPherson

1- 8 1s+2s dance Double Fig of 8 (1s crossing down)
9-16 1M+2M turn RH and 1L+2L turn LH 1½ times, 1s dance out own side, down behind 3s and cross up to 2nd place opposite sides
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s out and up/2s in and down to start), 1s end crossing up to 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1s out and up to start), 1s end in centre facing up
33-40 1s dance up to top, cast to 2nd place and 2s+1s+3s turn RH
Original version:-
' 33-40 1s turn 2s with nearer hand (4 bars) and turn 3s with other hand (4 bars)

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


Jim's Haberdashery
Alan MacPherson
Jig   8 x 40 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   1s2s double figures of 8 (1s cross down to start);

  9-12 1M2M turn by the right 1½ times WHILE 1L2L turn by the left 1½ times;

13-16 1s cast around 3s and cross up to 2nd place on opposite sides;

17-24 2s1s3s reels of 3 on the sides, 1s (on opposite sides) dancing out and up to start and finishing in 2nd place on own sides;

25-32 2s1s3s reels of 3 on the sides, 1s (on own sides) dancing out and up to start and finishing in 2nd place on the centre line;

33-36 1s lead up and cast to 2nd place;

37-40 2s 1s 3s turn by the right.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


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