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Merry Lad's Affair

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MERRY LAD'S AFFAIR (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Tim Wilson

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast to 2nd place, 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret
9-12 1s dance ½ reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corners to start
13-16 1s cross RH and cast right to end in lines of 3 across (1M between 3s at top, 1L between 2s at bottom)
17-24 3s+1s+2s Adv&Ret (up/down), 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (LSh to person on left) and end BtoB facing 3rd corner (pstn)
25-32 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 3rd corners and pass LSh to face 4th corner (pstn), 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with corners and end 2nd place own side

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

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