Cock Ey'd Brown is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) (website) in 1726 in The Dancing Master, The Third Volume, 2nd ed.. It was interpreted by Bernard Bentley in 1980 and published in The Fallibroome Collection, Vol. 6. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 30 bars.
Note: The first Strain is to be play'd twice, and the last but once.
The first Man cast off and turn the 3d. Wo. and cast up into his place again Then the 2d. Wo. do the same The first Man change place with the 2d. Wo. and the first Wo. change with the 2d. Man, then follow quite round to their places, the first cast off and lead thro' the 3d. Cu. and Right-hand and Left quit round and turn your Partner
The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.
The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, circle, cast, lead, hey, rights and lefts, lead and cast (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1980 by Bernard Bentley. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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