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Forty Years Together (Martlew)

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FORTY YEARS TOGETHER (R8x40) 4C set Ken Martlew

1- 4 1M+2L ½ turn RH, twirl and dance out to opposite places while 1L+2M chase clockwise ½ way
5- 8 2M+1L repeat bars 1-4
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back to remain in the middle
17-24 1s, followed by 2s (who dance up), lead down, 2s followed by 1s lead up and stay in the middle facing up. On bar 24 3s+4s step in ready for...
25-32 All dance 4 couple Allemande. 4312
33-40 All ½ turn and twirl partners, all circle left ½ way. 2134

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

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Also see the dance 40 Years Together (Beaney) by Helen Beaney.

This dance is dedicated to Colin and Carol Johnston to celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary.

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