[SCA-Dance] ly bens/parson's

Charlene Charette clclists1 at earthlink.net
Thu May 22 14:15:01 EDT 2008

Jane & Mark Waks wrote:
 >> How do people in the East Kingdom finish Parson's Farewell?  One set of
 >> instructions suggests doing two circular heys, but the original sounds a
 >> bit different.
 > Hmm. Don't recall a circular-hey version, but there are again 
competing reconstructions. (Indeed, I published two back-to-back in the 
Letter of Dance.) Locally (and I think more generally in the East), we 
do Baron Patri's reconstruction:

If by "circular hey" you mean the two couples face each other and start 
by reaching across, then that version comes from Cecil Sharp.


No number of experiments can prove me right, but it takes only one to 
prove me wrong.  -- Albert Einstein

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