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Ed. 17-18 Triple Minor Longways
C Major AABB adlib

Note: Although the original text says that the B section is played “but once,” the dance instructions clearly require a repeat.

A1 1-4: Sides fall back a Double to the Wall then meet a Double.
A1 5-8: Then change sides with your Partner.

A2 1-8: Fall back and change into your own places again.

B1 1-2: 1st Man change places with the 2nd Woman.
B1 3-4: 1st Woman with the 2nd Man.
B1 5-8: All four take hands and go halfway round back to your places.
B1 9-12: 1st Couple cast off to the 2nd Couple’s place.

B2 1-4: 1st Couple lead through the 3rd Couple and cast back up.
B2 5-8: Then lead up through the 2nd Couple and cast back down.
B2 9-12: Then back to back with your partner.

Repeat down the line.

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