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John Brown's Body

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John Brown's Body

Source: Muriel Davies; published in English Dance & Song, Oct. Nov. 1953. Vol XVIII. No. 2
Formation: Square

A1 Heads Go Forward & Back
Heads Dosido your Opposite
A2 Heads Star Right; Star Left
B1 Corner Dosido; Partner Dosido
B2 Promenade

Music:
Muriel specifies that the Introduction should be done to 32 bars, of which 16 are for Circling Left and 16 are for a Single File Promenade. A normal Circle Left is 4 bars, a long one is 8 bars. To Circle Left for 16 bars - 32 steps - seems excessive! Likewise the Single File Promenade would be very long.

Notes:
If you were singing this today you would probably want to find alternative words for "Indian style".

Original page from English Dance & Song, Oct. Nov. 1953

John Brown's Body
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