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The Drunken Sailor

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THE DRUNKEN SAILOR - ORIGINAL (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 1s dance Figs 8, 1L round 2s, 1M round 3s passing 1st corner RSh to start. 1s end passing 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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Also see the derivative dance The Drunken Sailor (Adapted) by Edwin Werner, an alternative version which co-existed for some years but the deviser has subsequently withdrawn approval for it.

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