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Purple Rain

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PURPLE RAIN (J3x32) 3C Set Holly Boyd Fields Of Gold

1- 4 1M followed by 1L, casts down 1 place, dances across to 2L's place and faces out while 2L followed by 2M, casts up, crosses to 1M's place. (2)(1)3
5- 8 1M followed by 1L, casts down 1 place, dances across to 3M's place while 3M followed by 3L, casts up, crosses to 2L's place. (2)(3)1
9-12 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round up 3s. (2)(3)(1)
13-16 All dance DoSiDo with partner
17-24 1s followed by 3s+2s, dance down. On bar 4, all change sides (each Lady dances under partner's right arm as Man crosses behind her to face up). 2s followed by 3s+1s dance up to finish 2s face down in middle 1st place, 3s in 2nd place and 1s nearer hands joined in middle 3rd place facing up. 231
25-32 All circle 6H round and back. 231

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

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Purple Rain
"Rain" Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Oil On Canvas, c. 1889

Image copyright (cropped) Vincent van Gogh, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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