Mermaid, The

Ed. 6A-18 Duple Minor Longways
G Major AABB adlib

Note: The timing of this dance does not allow for the Honouring and Leading forward and back. Those would have been done during the introduction.

A1 1-2: 1st Couple change places by the right hand.
A1 3-4: Take hands with your Corner and fall back a Double toward the wall.
A1 5-8: Then meet and go back-to-back round your Partners.

A2 1-4: 1st Woman cast off into the 2nd Man’s place, the 1st Man following her and going past her into the 2nd Woman’s place, while the 2nd Woman casts up and crosses into the 1st Man’s place, the 2nd Man following her into the 1st Woman’s place.
A2 5-8: Then the two Men go back to back, the Women doing the same.

B1 1-4: All right hands across and turn halfway round into your original positions.
B1 5-8: 1st Couple cast down below the 2nd Couple and lead up the middle to your original place.

B2 1-4: 1st Couple go half the Figure 8, the 2nd Couple following, both Couples ending in their own places improper.
B2 5-6: Men turn each other halfway around by the right hand, the Women doing the same.
B2 7-8: Turn your Partner by the left hand.

Repeat down the line.

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