Originally a longways single minor, I have converted it to a circle
The French source helps us to understand that siding is forward into line and back what “dance to one another” actually means
The tune is basically Cock of the North. This well-known ‘traditional English/Scottish’ tune was first published in a French opera at the beginning of the seventeenth century.
A placket was a large opening/pocket in a skirt or trousers and was slang for a prostitute
The original dance is the basis for the English ceilidh dance ‘Jumping Joan’
Pat Shaw published his version in Six simple Country Dances from Feüillet’s Recüeil de Contredances, 1706 and from Essex’s Choreography, 1710
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