Paddy Whack ~ Rutherford/Williams is an English Country Dance. It was devised by David Rutherford in about 1760 and published in Rutherford's compleat Collection of 200 of the most celebrated Country Dances both Old and New, Vol. 3. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
Turn your Partner with your Right Hand & cast off 1 Cu. turn with your Left hand & lead thro' the top and cast off Hands six round Right and Left at top
There is a slightly different version of this in Thompson's Annual of 1772, and that appears to be what Pat Shaw based his interpretation on.
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 dances of George Williams (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
|A1||1-4||1s partner right hand turn|
|5-8||1s long cast down as 2s lead up|
|A2||1-4||1s partner left hand turn|
|5-8||1s lead above 2s and cast back to place|
|B1||1-4||Circle six left...|
|5-8||...and back to the right|
|B2||1-8||1s+2s face partner, four changes of rights and lefts|
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