|Set:||3 couple longways (ish).|
|Music:||Mr. Cunningham's Maggot (own tune).|
|Trivia:||Written as a blatant ripoff of moves from other dances that the author liked (hence "parrot"), concentrated into one dance.|
|The music is broken down into 24 beats for the figures and 8 for the choruses.|
Starts in two lines either side of the set.
|Figure 1:||Lead on|
|1-8||1&2 come on in a clockwise looping arc (as in Hard Ground fig 1).|
|9-16||1&2 arm turn right, ending on the side of the diagonal they started on.|
3&4 loop clockwise round 1&2 (ending in front of 1 and 2 respectively).
|17-24||1,2,3&4 star right, moving twice round, ending where they started.|
On beat 24, as the salutes are dropped, 1&3 and 2&4 keep right hands joined as they separate from the other couple, falling back into wrist hold.
5&6 loop clockwise around the star almost once, ending facing each other across in the middle of lines of 3 (without taking wrist grip), splitting the other two couples.
|1-3||Lines pass right shoulder.|
|5-7||Lines come back together, shouting in each others faces on 7.|
|8||Bounce back slightly into lines.
|Figure 2:||Slow stomach turns|
|1-4||All stomach turn once and a quarter to wrist hold.|
1 and 2 curve to their right to come back in on other end of line.
3&5 and 6&4 stomach turn to wrist hold once around, falling back along the line again.
|9-12||3&5 and 6&4 pull by.|
2&5, 3&4 and 6&1 stomach turn to wrist hold once around, falling back along the line again.
5 and 6 curve right to the other end of the set.
2&4 and 3&1 stomach turn to wrist hold once around.
|17-20||2&4 and 3&1 pull by.|
6&4 and 3&5 stomach turn once and a quarter, finishing making right-handed arches with 3 and 4 facing out (towards the nearest end) and 5 and 6 facing in towards the middle.
2&1 stomach turn once around to wrist hold.
|21-24||2&1 pull by through arches, and loop right to join middle of lines
Others drop back from arches into wrist hold on beat 24.
|Starts with 4&6 and 5&4 pulling by as 2&1 have momentum.|
At the end:
|8||Bounce to your left and turn right to face the person you shouted at, in a line of 6.
|1-10||Zig-zag hey for 6.|
1 and 2 don't back turn on 10.
|11-16||1&2 lead a loop to the right one quarter to meet in a line across the set.|
Others switch to normal single stepping and follow once they reach the end of the zig-zag.
Beat 16 (and ideally 15) will have a line all facing the middle.
|17-24||Lines zig-zag through each other.|
When 1 and 2 reach the other end they bend right and lead the lines to end up parallel lines, turning to face other line on 24.
|At the end:|
|8||Bounce to your left and turn right to face the person you shouted at, in a line of 6, taking wrist hold.
|Figure 4||Quick stomach turns|
3&6 and 5&4 half stomach turn to wrist hold.
1 and 2 do a small loop to the right to come back in again.
|3-4||6&3 and 4&5 pull by.|
1&3, 6&5 and 4&2 half stomach turn to wrist hold.
|5-8||Repeat 1-4 (in same places).|
|9-10||Repeat 1-2, but 1 and 2 start a loop right one quarter round the set.|
|11-12||6&3 and 4&5 pull by.|
1 and 2 continue loop coming in on other axis.
3 and 4 start a loop left one quarter round the set. 6&5 stomach turn just one quarter and fall back to wrist hold.
|13-14||6&5 pull by.|
1&5 and 6&2 half stomach turn to wrist hold on new axis.
3 and 4 continue loop finishing at end of new line.
|15-16||5&1 and 2&6 pull by.|
4&1, 5&6 and 2&3 half stomach turn to wrist hold.
|17-24||Repeat 9-16 from new positions (4 and 3 looping right and 1 and 2 looping left),
except on 24 everyone only stomach turns one quarter before falling back to wrist hold.
|1-4||As before, starting with everyone pull by.|
|5-8||Pass partner in other line right shoulders (without shouting).|
Finish with a hoy, facing out in 2 lines.