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JAYWALKING (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Campbell Tyler

1- 8 1s+2s Set&Rotate with 1s turning RH to end facing 1st corners
9-12 1s set to 1st corners and dance RSh round each other into 3rd corner (pstn) while 1st corners dance in and turn right about to face their original position
13-16 1s+1st corners dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 (corners end passing RSh to join next figure, 3L between Ladies at top, 2M between Men)
17-24 All chase clockwise to end in lines of 3 across, 1M between 2s at top, 1L between 3s at bottom. All set facing down/up, 1s change places RH
25-32 All Set&Link for 3, all turn partners RH (4 bars)
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

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Jaywalking is a Scottish Country Dance devised by Campbell Tyler as a play on words and tribute to the late Jay Fourie.

Jaywalking occurs when a pedestrian walks in or crosses a roadway that has traffic, other than at a suitable crossing point, or otherwise in disregard of traffic rules.

The term originated with "jay-drivers", people who drove horse-drawn carriages and automobiles on the wrong side of the road, before taking its current meaning.

The term "jaywalking" is primarily a North American concept where laws restrict pedestrian use of public roads. In other countries such as the United Kingdom, the word is less used as there are no laws limiting how pedestrians can use public highways.

Jaywalking Pedestrians, New York, 1973

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