The Cobbler's Last

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Eight dancers in a cross-shaped set

Sticking Tips and Butts

2 x
Step 1 2 3 & 4 5 6 7 & 8 &
Stick T B T T T T B T T T

Dance on
Sticking

Cobbler's
Sticking

Hobs
Sticking

Twines
Sticking

Last and dance off

This dance is in memory of Frank Baldwin, 1932 - 1997, drummer and monologist, who contributed much fun and laughter to our parties. Frank had a cobbler's business in Crosshills for many years, and the moves in this dance are named after cobbling terms.

The shape of the dance is strikingly different from all our others, including moves based on a molly hey, a pousette, and spirals.


The Cobbler's Last

The tune sounds like one of the many traditional morris tunes hijacked by the church as a hymn. It should do, it was written that way by Paul Hudson. The A part is a declamatory or heroic march, played in quite a clipped style. The B part, with its repeated descending scales offers rich opportunities for harmonies which are mercilessly exploited by the band.  To increase the general gaiety of nations we've included a complicated drumming pattern and stupidly placed rests at the junction of the A and the B

The midi file includes a sketch of the tune; if you want to savour the unusual arrangement, come and see us!

Format AB Key G
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