Christmas Hornpipe

via Ralph Page

Longways proper contra





In the Ralph Page Book of Contras (EFDSS, 1969); also in Ted Sannella's Swing the Next

This is an old dance that was originally triple minor, with four changes of rights and lefts at the top for B2. Ralph Page compressed it down to duple minor (which gives the caller endless amusement as third men keep getting caught out); Ted Sannella and Tony Saletan took away half the fun by making it purely duple minor, but modified B2 to put in a swing.

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