Money in Both Pockets

Money in Both Pockets is an American Country Dance. It was published by Cahusac in 1792, London. It was interpreted by James E. Morrison in 1976 and published in Twenty Four Early American Country Dances, Cotillions & Reels for the Year 1976. Mentioned in the article A Trip to Netherfield. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars. Someone thought this dance was Easy.

This is almost the same as Maid of the Mill, Shepley, ~1795 (Massachusetts).

The same figure with same title was also published in Stockbridge, Ma., 1792:

First couple set to second lady and turn her, then to second gentleman and turn him, lead down the middle, up again, cast off, right and left

Also found in Cahusac's Twelve Country Dances With their Basses for the Year 1792, published in London.

The first Cu. sett and hands three round with the second Lady Do the same with the second Gent Lead down the middle, up again Cast off and right and left at top

Morrison's interpretation has the 1s lead down and back up without setting in the middle.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be 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: set, circle, cast, lead, rights and lefts (and probably others).

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1976 by James E. Morrison. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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