Green Sleeves and Yellow Lace ~ Triple

Green Sleeves and Yellow Lace ~ Triple Green Sleeves and Yellow Lace

Green Sleeves and Yellow Lace ~ Triple is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) in 1721 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the first, 17th ed.. It was interpreted by Douglas & Helen Kennedy (mod) in 1929. Found in The Playford Ball. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The dance lasts 64 bars.

Playford originally describes this as a triple minor dance; the Kennedys added a cast and lead at the end to turn it into a 3 Couple dance. I've removed the cast to return it to a triple minor.

I have also taken the liberty of altering the first 16 bars to make it clear where the progression happens (Something which both Playford and the Kennedys seem to have left in obscurity).

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, figure eight, hey, hey for three (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 copyright © 1929 by Douglas & Helen Kennedy (mod). 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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