Newcastle ~ Sharp/Hume is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford (website) in 1651 in The English Dancing Master. It was interpreted by Comparing Cecil Sharp (1911) Colin Hume (2016) in about 0. It is a Square dance. There is no progression in this dance. The dance lasts 0 bars.
Meet all, back again, set to your own, and to the next That again Arms all with your own by the right, men all fall with your left hands into the middle, we. go round, then to your places Arms again with your own, and we. left hands in, men go about them towards the left to your places Sides all with your own, and change places with them Sides with the next, and change places with them The first man and 3. wo. take hands and meet, the first wo. and 3. man lead out again, then holding up your hands, the other four cast off and come under your arms to their places The other four the like Arms all with your we. and change places with them Arms with the next, and change places Now every man is with his own wo. in the co. place. Fall back from each other four and four abreast to each wll, turn and change places with your opposites Fall back from each other four and four along the Room, turn S, change places with your opposite So each falls into his own place as at first.
The tune was published with the dance.
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