The Crocked Horn'd Ewe ~ Williams is an English Country Dance. It was published by David Rutherford in 1758 in Twenty Four Country Dances of the Year 1758, London. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
Rutherford spells this dance as "The Crocked Horn'd Ewe".
The first Cu. Lead thro the 2d. Cu. & cross over into ye. 3d. Cu.s Place The 2d. does the same The 3d. Cu. casts off into their own Place, then the 3 Men turns their Partners & the first Cu. cross over two Cu. Lead up to the Top foot it & cast off Lead thro ye. 3d. Cu. cast up into ye. 2d. Cu.s Place & turn your Partner
I do not see how there is time for the 1s to lead up from below the 3s to the top, set, and then cast down. So I'm leaving out the setting.
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 interpretations like this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
|1s lead below 2s, cross into 3rd place, 2s+3s casting up
|2s lead below 3s, cross into 3rd place, 3s+1s casting up
|3s lead below 1s, cross into 3rd place, 1s+2s casting up
|Partner two hand turn once and a half to proper
|1s cross, go below 3s
|1s lead to top and cast down to 2nd place as 2s lead up
|1s lead below 3s and cast back to place
|1s two hand turn once and a half to proper
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