Here's to 40 More

By Mike Richardson
Composed April, 1999

Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(12) 3/4 hey (6 changes), neighbors gypsy 1/4 to start, then gents pass left in the middle, etc. until gents pass left
A2(12) Partners swing
B1(6) Long lines forward and back
(6) Hands across right-hand star 3/4
B2(9) Circle left 3/4
(3) Pass through along the line

Author's Notes:
Requires a 2 part slip jig, like Boys of Ballisodare or Drops of Brandy.
Written for Russell Owen on the occasion of his 40th birthday.

Editor's Notes:
Forward and back can be challenging in slip jig time, as some dancers may take 4 steps and wrench their neighbors. I suggest teaching this as two steps forward and bring feet together, etc.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 2/10/2001; last revised 2/18/2001; edited by Russell Owen