Tradition: Bampton

Tune: Rambling Sailor (mp3)

Set: 4 dancers

Props: Hankies

Figures: Standard Bampton, each followed by a Chorus

  • Foot Up & Down
  • Half Gyp
  • Whole Gyp
  • Rounds

Chorus:

  1. First Corners cross and return home
  2. Second Corners cross and return home
  3. All Four Corners cross and return home

Chorus Notes:

  • To do a crossing, the corners do a Double Step sidestep to the left, followed by a Double Step sidestep to the right, placing them back to back.
  • They then do two VARIABLE steps to reach the opposite corner.
    • On the 1st and 4th chorus, the VARIABLE step is two steps forward performed as a Strut. They do a right hand hankie punch on what would be the hop of a Half Caper
    • On the 2nd and 3rd chorus, the VARIABLE step is two Half Capers (left-right-hop/left-right-hop)
  • To begin returning home the dancers do a traveling Double Step Closed traveling sidestep to the left, around the outside of the set, then pivot to face in and continue with a Double Step Closed traveling sidestep to the right (the pivot makes the dancer continue in the same direction)
  • To finish returning, the dancers do two Single Steps to home.
  • At home they do a Half Caper.
    • On the 4th (final) chorus, they use the Half Caper to move to the middle of the set in a tight circle and Show with the hankies.

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