Row Well, Ye Mariners Instructions

The English Dancing Master, 1st Ed. (Playford), 1651.  Retreads, Vol. 6, edited by Charles Bolton, 1992.

Duple minor longways mixer | 2nd couple improper | G Major | 6/8

A1

1-4 All side right shoulder into line with partner and fall back

A2

1-4  All side left shoulder into line with partner and fall back

B1

1-2 Take hands in long lines: all four slips left

B2

1-2 All four slips back to the right

C1-2

1-4  Partners back-to-back right shoulder

D1

1-2 All clap own hands together, partners clap right, all clap own hands together, partners clap left

3-4 All clap own hands together, cross own hands on chest, partners clap both hands

D2

1-2 Partners set

3-4 All move four small steps to the right (men’s line down, women’s line up, crossing to the other line at the top and bottom of the set, and passing one person of the same sex to face new partner of opposite sex)