The Gravy Train
Scottish Country Dance Instruction
THE GRAVY TRAIN
(J8x40) 3C (4C set) Douglas J Dean Rodney Rooms Book 1
1- 8 1s+2s dance double Fig of 8 (1s cross down)
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s down between 2s to start)
17-24 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s+3s turn RH on sides, 1s+2s turn LH on sides
25-32 1s+3s dance RH across ½ way, 2s+3s dance LH across ½ way, 2s+1s dance RH across ½ way and all set. 3(1)2
33-40 3s+1s+2s dance Snowball Grand Chain for 3 couples to end 213:-
' 3s cross RH and change places LH on side with 1s
' 3s change places RH with 2s while 1s cross RH
' 3s cross LH while 1s and 2s change places LH. 213
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Gravy Train is an idiomatic expression for an occupation or any lucrative endeavor that generates considerable income while requiring little effort and carrying little risk.
Gravy Train, as an expression, has nothing to do with either gravy or trains but that is not a good enough reason to keep this great picture from appearing here.
A SNCF TGV PSE Trainset Crossing The Cize-Bolozon Viaduct Over The Ain River
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