The Craven Stomp         

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Eight dancers in a square set
Sticking
Clash tips over and under with partner and corner
Dance on
Intro
Sticking
Hey on the side

Sticking
Cross over

Sticking
Star and arms

Sticking
Ins and outs

Sticking
Circular hey

Dance off


Bobby Shaftoe

The tune is a version of Bobby Shaftoe that its own mother wouldn't recognise. A slow tempo with lots of melodic fills and twiddly bits, and a rocky rhythm put plenty of power into this tune. George's mum. a reconstructed Geordie, used to sing it when he was very small. Yes, it had been written then. There is a repeated A in the middle of the dance during the Star and arms - which is double length. This is where the key changes from D to G, a move which jacks up the meatiness rating. In this tune the As and Bs are reversed so technically the format is BBA. To complete the salty flavour we intro with the Liverpool tune The Big Ship Sails on the Ally Ally Ooh. Hope that's the right title.

Intro The Big Ship (Key D)
Dance Bobby Shaftoe format BBA (Key D and G)

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