Dissembling Love

The Lost Heart

Dissembling Love or The Lost Heart is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford in 1651 in The English Dancing Master.. It was interpreted by Cecil Sharp in 1922. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. There is no progression in this dance. It is a USA dance. The dance lasts 60 bars.

Playford writes:
Lead up forward and back · That again : First cu. cross over and fall into the 2. place, cross again and fall into last place · Every cu. do thus :

Sides all · That again : Half the S. Hey on each side, set and turn S. · All do this Change :

Arms all · That again : Men hands and go half round, we. as much · All do this Change :

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.

The dance contains the following figures: USA, turn single, circle, lead, hey (and probably others).

If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. 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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