Green Sleeves and Pudding Pies

Green Sleeves and Pudding Pies is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford (website) in 1686 in The Dancing Master, 7th ed.. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 48 bars.

Playford writes:

First cu. change places and side with the 2. cu. and turn each other, then 2. cu. side and turn again into their places, then each cu. cross over and change places, and go the Figure of 8, then 1. man fall back and turn his own, the rest doing the same. This to the first Strain of the Tune.
First man set to the 2. wo. and go back to back, and 2. man set to the 1. wo. and go back to back, then all four take hands and go half round and fall back, then cross over with your own, while the 2. cu. slip up, and take hands and turn down between the 2. cu. and so lead down between the 3. cu. and cast up and turn your own; The other cu. do the same. This to the second Strain.

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 transcriptions and interpretations of Playford dances found on from the various editions of The Dancing Master are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-21s change places
3-6Side right with neightbor
7-8Left hand turn neighbor half
A21-4Side left with neighbor
5-6Right turn neighbor half
7-8All change with partner
A31-61s half figure 8 down around 3s
7-8All two hand turn partner half to proper
B11-4M1+W2 set forward, turn back to back
5-8W1+M2 set forward, turn back to back
B21-4Facing out, taking hands circle half and lead neighbor out
5-61s+2s change with partner
7-82s slip down the center, as 1s slip up outside
B31-21s two hand spiral down between the 2s
3-61s lead down between 3s and cast up to 2nd place as 2s wait, two hand spiral up, and 3s wait and two hand turn
7-81s two hand turn half to proper

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