[The] Country Dance Book Part 4, Cecil J. Sharp & George Butterworth, published by Novello and Company Ltd, London, 1916
The Art of Dancing: Dances of the Early Georgian Period, Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society, 1985
The reconstruction in the Country Dance Book:
repeats both phrases although there is neither musical nor dance directive to do so (whilst the Feuillet notation shows AABB it is unusual compared to many ballads etc which use AAB
substitutes a two bar movement (which is not back to back) for the specifically notated back-to back movement (which is invariably four bars long)
starts the rights and lefts movement with your partner whereas the original is specific about this movement starting on the side
The three different figures (dances) given in Feuillet are clearly a different dance form that in Playford with the first figure being closest but definitely different. This is good evidence for the notion that dances took their name from the tune and that there could be different choreographies for the same name/tune.
Since it seems most likely that the ballad tune pre-ceded the dance, I have followed the ballad format to create a 32 bar dance that requires the 16-bar AAB refrain twice for once through the dance.
Bold text represents original instructions and light text represents interpretations by Michael Barraclough
First couple lead through the second couple and cast back to place
Second couple lead through the first couple and cast back to place
First man change places with second woman
Second man change places with first woman all are now progressed and improper
All fall back a single and come forward a single and turn single effectively a set and turn single with the setting back and forward rather than sideways. This is the literal translation. However, a similar figure in La Lirboulaire shows: fall back a double and then come forward turning singe.
Change places with partner a "paunch-to-paunch" change over with two doubles as in Hole in the Wall, all are now progressed and proper
Do si do with neighbor on the side
Rights and lefts back to this place starting with neighbor right hand to neighbor, left hand to partner, right hand to neighbor, left hand to partner, each change taking one double