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My Lady Mary's Pleasure

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My Lady Mary's Pleasure

Source: Dave Roberts; published in English Dance & Song, 1981 Volume 43 Number 1
Formation: Two Couples

A1 With Partner: Up a Double & Back Towards Neighbour
With Partner: Set & Two Hand Turn Half Way
A2 With Neighbour: Up a Double & Back Towards Partner
With Neighbour: Set & Two Hand Turn Half Way
B1 Men Turn Left, Cast Behind Partner to switch places with the other Man
Neighbour Two Hand Turn
B2 Ladies Turn Left, Cast Behind Partner to switch places with the other Lady
Partner Two Hand Turn

A1 With Neighbour: Siding
With Partner: Set & Two Hand Turn Half Way
A2 With Partner: Siding
With Neighbour: Set & Two Hand Turn Half Way
B1 Men Left Shoulder Cross Over, Face Neighbour; Neighbour Left Shoulder Cross Over
With Neighbour: Set & Two Hand Turn Half Way
B2 Ladies Right Shoulder Cross Over, Face Partner; Partner Right Shoulder Cross Over
With Partner: Set & Two Hand Turn Half Way

A1 With Neighbour: Arm Right
With Partner: Set & Two Hand Turn Half Way
A2 With Partner: Arm Left
With Neighbour: Set & Two Hand Turn Half Way
B1 Star Left 3/4
With Neighbour: Set & Two Hand Turn Half Way
B2 Star Right 3/4
With Partner: Set & Two Hand Turn Half Way

Music:
Own tune, or any suitable 32 bar jig.

Notes:
I assume that, since neither right nor left is specified, that the turns are with two hands. Since the Arming specifies right then left, but the Siding doesn't, that the Siding is intended to be Swirly Left Shoulder Siding both times.

This appeared with Bill's Rant.

Original page from English Dance & Song, 1981 Volume 43 Number 1

My Lady Mary's Pleasure
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