My Lady Winwood's Maggot ~ Sharp is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) (website) in 1726 in The Dancing Master, The Third Volume, 2nd ed., London. It was interpreted by Cecil Sharp (website) in 1916 and published in The Country Dance Book (Part 4). It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
The first Couple Sett and cast off, and lead through the third Couple Then the first Man goes the whole Figure with the third Couple, and his Partner with the second at the same time, being in the second Couples place Then Hands all six quite round, and all Back to Back Partners, then the first Couple lead through the third Couple, and through the second, and turn your Partner.
Sharp suggested using Nobody's Jig for this dance, but the tune used here is the original.
The tune was published with the dance, and the music was synthesized by Colin Hume's software.
The animation plays at 111 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 (no music plays during this slow set). 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.
An online description of the dance may be found here.
|1s set and cast down (2s lead up)
|1s lead down below the 3s and cast back to second place
|Man down, woman up, 1s split to figure eight around the end couples
|Circle six left (quickly)
|Partner back to back
|1s lead down below bottom couple, cast above top, lead down to 2nd place
|1s two hand turn
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