Mississippi Mud Dance

Set:4 couple longways.
Music:The Battle of New Orleans; the B music is our invention (Anthony couldn't remember how it went after the workshop where we learnt it).
Acknowledgments:Originally written by Ouse Washes (the version here is subtly modified).
Trivia:Ouse Washes now use a 12-person version instead.

Figure 1:Cross and Turn
1-16Cross and turn across and back (remember to shout on the way back).
 
Chorus
Finish figure standing.
1Clap right on the right diagonal if you have one, otherwise salute vertically with right arm.
Clap left with partner.
2Clap right on the left diagonal if you have one, otherwise salute vertically with right arm.
Clap left with partner.
3-4Clap right, left, right, left with partner.
5-6As 1-2.
7-8Clap right, left, right with partner.
9Single stepping, take saluting stomach hold right with partner to form a line.
10-15Turn once and a half with partner, one quarter turn with each step.
16Drop hands and fall back to place on other side of set, finishing standing.
17-32As 1-16.
 
Figure 2:Stars and Stripes
Ends: (1,2,7&8)
1-2Cross right shoulders with partner and dance round to face oncoming person.
Set should now be in rotated formation.
3-4Step on the spot.
5-6Cross left shoulders with this person and dance round to face partner.
Set should now be back to normal formation.
7-8Step on the spot.
9-16As 1-8, finishing back in original places and standing.
While middles: (3,4,5&6)
1-8Star right.
Ensure you finish back in places facing your partner before the next move.
9-16Star left, finishing standing.
 
Chorus
 
Figure 3:Heys on the sides.
1-16Whole hey for 4 on the sides starting right shoulder.
Finishing standing facing partner.
 
Chorusexcept
16Drop hands and turn to face partner.
Set is now in a line.
 
Figure 4:Zig-zag
1-24Zig-zag hey with lead off, line leading round to the right to form a circle.
25-32Keep going anticlockwise in circle.
Finish with a hoy, turning to face out from centre at the last moment (the second half of beat 32).
 
Leading off
After 4 bars introduction turn right and follow circle round.
1 leads off.


Mississippi Mud Dance for 6

Set:3 couple longways.
Music:The Battle of New Orleans.

Start in 3 couple longways set off stage as before.
 
Figure 1:Cross and Turn
As before.
 
Chorus
As before.
 
Figure 2:Stars and Stripes
Ends (1,2,5&6):
1-2Cross right shoulders with partner to form four corners of a square round the outside of 3&4.
3Quarter turn to face next person round.
4Step on the spot.
5-6Cross left shoulders with this person to next corner.
7-8Repeat 3-4.
9-15Repeat 1-7 (ie. keep going).
16Move forward back into set, finishing standing.
While middles (3&4):
1-8Wrist turn right once around.
9-16Wrist turn left once around, finishing standing.
 
Chorus
 
Figure 3:Heys on the sides
1-16Whole hey for 3 on the sides starting 1&2 passing 3&4 right shoulder respectively.
Finish standing, facing partner.
 
Chorusexcept
16Drop hands and turn to face partner (as before).
Set is now in a line.
 
Figure 4:Zig-zag
As before, but the zig-zag switches to the lead round in a circle sooner.
 
Leading off
As before.


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