The Ship’s Cook

Tune by Samuel Sim

Created for BBC’s “Emma”, 2009

 

Circle Mixer, partners facing, men with back to center of the circle

 

A1    1-4    Holding both hands with partner, chassee eight beats counter-clockwise (men to their left, ladies to their right)

    5-6    All turn single out of the chassee (men L, ladies R) and clap on the fourth beat

    7-8    All turn single the other way (men R, ladies L) and clap on the fourth beat

 

B    1-4    Arms crossed in front, sailor-style, men set in place four times, turning once around to the right as they do so

    5-8    Ladies set in place four times, turning single to the right as they do so

 

A2    1-4    Partners take both hands and chassee eight beats clockwise (men to their right, ladies to their left)

    5-6    All turn single out of the chassee (men R, ladies L), and clap on the fourth beat

    7-8    All turn single the other way (men L, ladies R), and clap on the fourth beat

 

C1    1-4    Ladies weave: ladies pass behind the man diagonally to their right, and end in front of the next man

    5-8    Men weave: men pass behind the lady diagonally to their left, and end in front of current partner

 

C2    1-4    Arm right with current partner

    5-8    Arm left with left diagonal and end facing this person - this is your new partner