Heady Stuff

By Laura Mé Smith

Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
TypeContra-Double Progression
A1(16) 1's swing
A2(8) Circle left
(8) Neighbors swing
B(16) Hey, men pass left shoulders to start
C1(8) Circle left
(8) 1's half figure eight up through the 2's
C2(6) With new neighbors go down the hall four in line, 1's between the 2's
(2,4) Turn alone and come back
(4) Hand cast

Author's Notes:
Written for the tune Heddon's Mouth, by Paul Elliot, which has a cool minor B section for the hey. Any AABCC 40 bar tune will probably do.
Paul played the tune for me and said "but of course you couldn't use that for a contradance because of the extra B part, but I can't take it out because it's an important part of the tune". So I wrote this dance.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 2/15/1998; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen