Short and Sweet or Orlabear's Maggot is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) (website) in 1726 in The Dancing Master, The Third Volume, 2nd ed.. It was interpreted by Pat Shaw (website) in 1963 and published in Another Look at Playford. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 20 bars.
Note: Each Strain twice.
The first Couple lead up, and the second Couple ldead down at the same Time Then the two Men lead to the Wall, and the two Women lead to the Wall at the seame Time the first and second Couple Hands all four quite round, and the two Men fall back to the Wall, and the two Women fall back at the same Time and then Right-hands and Left half round into the second Couples Place
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: circle, 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 © 1963 by Pat Shaw. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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