T:Ducks and Drakes. PFD2.120
W:Longways for as many as will.
B:Playford's Dancing Master, Vol 2, 1713-28
Z:vmp.Mike Hicken 2015 www.village-music-project.org.uk
N:"*" In the original these notes are shown as B sharp which was the convention at the time.
N:Segno is unexplained, but perhaps means to repeat the following four bars
e|fed agf|efd ^c2e|fed agf|efd ^c2d|eAe fef|gcg aga|bag c'ef|gg2f2||
c|ABc cBA|GEc GEC|FGA AGF|EFD A2":S:"e|fAA "*"=BdG|g"*"=BB ^c2e|aAB AGF|Ed^c D2|]
W:Note: Each Strain twice, and Repeat each time.
W:The two first Couple lead to the Wall and back again, then the first Cu. cast off and turn Hands .|
W:Then lead to the Wall and back again, the first Couple cast up and turn Hands in their own Places :|
W:The first Man cross over with the second Woman, and the second Man with the first Woman, the
W:two Men lead thro' the two Women, then the two Women lead thro' the two Men .| The first Man
W:cast up round the second Man into his Proper place, the second Woman casts off into hers at the
W:same Time; then the second Man casts off into his Proper Place, the first Woman casts up into hers
W:at the same Time, then the first Couple cast off and turn Hands :|