Special Molly

Set:4 couple longways.
Music:Shave the Donkey.
Trivia:Based on the "Comberton Special", the only recorded traditional Molly dance that was not also a Feast dance.
The chorus is reasonably close to the original, the figures are far less so.

Figure 1:Cross and turn
1-16Cross and turn across and back.
 
Lead down
11&2 take waist hold facing down.
3-8 take inside hands facing up.
23-8 raise hands to form arches.
3-81&2 start leading down under the arches.
3-8 dance up.
On beat 4 3&4 turn to face down, turning in, and take waist hold.
5&6 do the same on beat 6, and 7&8 on beat 8.
Start leading down once turned.
Don't go too far down!
91&2, still in waist hold take hold of the free hand.
3-8 continue stepping (probably on the spot by now).
101&2 drop waist hold and turn to face up, forming an arch.
3-8 continue stepping.
11-153&4 do the same on beats 11&12, and 5&6 on beats 13&14.
Lead down before turning, dance back up once turned.
7&8 take free hands on beat 15.
16Fall back into starting places.
 
Polka round
1-41,2,3&4 half polka round.
5-81,2,5&6 half polka round.
9-121,2,7&8 half polka round.
13-161&2 half polka turn on the spot.
Top
4 3
6 5
8 7
1 2
 
Figure 2:Gypsy
1-8Gypsy right.
On beat 8 turn 180 degrees (a back turn for:
9-16Gypsy left.
 
Lead down
As before from new places.
 
Polka round
As before from new places.
Top
5 6
7 8
2 1
4 3
 
Figure 3:Back to Back
1-8Back to back right shoulders.
9-16Back to back left shoulders.
 
Lead down
As before from new places.
 
Polka round
As before from new places.
Top
8 7
1 2
3 4
5 6
 
Figure 4:Cross and turn
As figure 1 except:
11-Cross right shoulders with partner and charge into audience.


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