Motson’s Jig

Ed. 4-10 Duple Minor Longways Repeated
C Major 2 x AABBB adlib

Note: The A section of the first verse only has enough dance steps for one repeat. To maintain continuity and keep the feel of the dance, a Set and Turn Single has been added, which was customarily done on many dances.


A1 1-4: Lead up all a Double and back.
A1 5-8: Set and Turn Single.

A2 1-8: That again.

B1 1-4: 1st Couple change places and Turn Single.
B1 5-8: 2nd Couple chance places and Turn Single.

B2 1-2: 1st Man change places with the 2nd Woman.
B2 3-4: 1st Woman change places with the 2nd Man.
B2 5-8: All take hands and go half round.

B3 1-4: All change places with your Partner and Turn Single.
B3 5-6: Set to your Neighbor.
B3 7-8: Then change places with your Neighbor.

Repeat BBB down the line.


A1 1-4: Side Right with your Partner.
A1 5-8: Side Left with your Partner.

A2 1-4: Arm Right with your Partner.
A2 5-8: Arm Left with your Partner.

B1 1-4: 1st Couple cross over and go down behind the 2nd Couple into the 2nd place.
B1 5-8: 1st Man take inside hands with 2nd Woman and 1st Woman with 2nd Man. All meet and fall back.

B2 1-4: 2nd Couple change places, then all take hands abreast, the 1st Couple being in the middle.
B2 5-8: Then lead up abreast and fall back.

B3 1-2: 1st Couple Set to one another while the 2nd Couple Sets towards the Wall.
B3 3-4: Then turn and Set the other direction to your Neighbor, the 1st Couple falling back to their places improper.
B3 5-8: Then Right and Left, all ending proper, the 1st Couple in the 2nd Couple’s place.

Repeat BBB down the line.

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