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

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.

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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