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The Drunken Sailor (Adapted)

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THE DRUNKEN SAILOR - ADAPTED (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Edwin Werner

1- 8 1s set and cross RH, cast 1 place and set advancing and turn about to face opposite sides (2s step up 5-6)
9-16 1s dance Double Triangles and end facing opposite sides (as at bar 9)
17-24 Reels of 3 across, 1L+2s (RSh to 2M) and 1M+3s (RSh to 3L). 1s pass RSh to face 3rd corner
25-32 1s dance 6 bars of 'Hello-Goodbye' setting and on bars 31-32 turn ¾ LH to 2nd place own side
Dance revised by Edwin Werner 2011

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


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This alternative version co-existed with the original for some years but the deviser has subsequently withdrawn approval for it.

See the dance The Drunken Sailor for the original which is the only currently-approved version.



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