2003 Revels Morris Dance
PART I: Handkerchief dance (GMM only)
Saturday night music
A music: 2 double steps, shuffle back, 2 double steps, leaper
B music: 2 double steps, leaper, 2 double steps, 4 plain capers with waves.
10 dancers, A-J (the first dancer might do some fools magic, but will
probably only dance B music). Dancer B joins, B goes over A then A over B.
C and D join (note they are shown lower case below to indicate they have just
joined in - ignore the lower case and you see the situation just before new dancers come in).
A goes over C and B over D, then C over A and D over B (ending as with cap letters in 4)
The 4th verse is a bit different. 6 new dancers come in (one at each end and 4 in the center).
ALL 10 dancers face the audience for this verse, then all face left for the first leapers
(where F,B,J,G, and C go over their neighbor). Then D moves over one place
right, and in second leapers, H,I,A,E leap and C moves over. That puts B
and A in the center during the last phrase they and also I (Karl) may do
A=Thomas, B=David, C=Tim, D=Jahn, E=Brendan,F=Zach,G=Peter,H=Keegan,I=Karl,J=Nick
10 person version (audience at bottom of page)
Verse configuration notes
1 A (first dancer alone)
2 BA (just as 2nd joins)
3 dBAc (just as 3rd&4th start)
4 fDBhjigACe (next 6 arrive face LEFT)
DFHBIJAGEC (after 1st leap all 10)
DHFIBAJEG C (after 2nd leap all 10)
DHFIBAJEGC (IBA something gymnastic)
(IBA something gymnastic)
MLM enter on the last 4 plain capers with waves, in line facing GMM; one
GMM moves over to their side to form a double line of
18 persons [9 GMM on one side, 8 MLM + 1 GMM on other] MLM brings sticks
for GMM as well, handoff during first A of Part II.
PART II: Stick Dance (GMM plus MLM)
Headington Constant Billy chorus. Two short sticks.
Single stepping (that's all MLM does, and contrasts to previous)
Number of dancers: 18 (Maple Leaf girls join at start, bringing sticks)
A: Meet partner, get sticks, back up home
B: chorus, chorus
A: Half jib right
A: Half jib left
B chorus, chorus-ALL UP (last chorus ends together, right, ft,j)
Chorus=together, right, together, left, together, right, left, right.