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    Volleyballjerry Nov. 6, 2001, 4:21 a.m. (Message 28055)

    I, like Marian Stroh, am eagerly awaiting the resolution of the mystery of 
    Ian Brown of Harrogate's «The Cooper's Wife».  My class has been dancing Wee 
    Cooper for years, and if there is such a companion dance, I'd likewise be 
    most happy to have the instructions.
    
    Since Ian's subject was in fact The Wee Cooper of Fife, I wonder if his 
    in-paragraph mention of The Cooper's Wife might just have been an 
    unintentional slip of phrase.
    (Only you, Ian, can answer that!)  If there is no such dance, then it's 
    nonetheless a wonderful play of words, and someone ought to devise one--with 
    ten-bar phrases of course--post haste.
    
    Robb Quint
    Thousand Oaks, California, USA
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    e.ferguson Nov. 6, 2001, 6:39 p.m. (Message 28057, in reply to message 28055)

    DanceData gives the following information:
    
    The Cooper's Wife,  Jig 40 bars. 3 couples. 
    Set            Longwise - 4 
    Steps:       Skip-Change
    
    Deviser:      Mitchell, John W
    Books:       Whetherly Book 16 #3
    
    Notes:       10 bar phrases
    Tunes:       The Wee Cooper o' Fife
    
    Happy dancing with both the cooper and his wife,
    
    Eric
    
    Eric T. Ferguson, van Dormaalstraat 15, NL-5624 KH  EINDHOVEN, Netherlands
    tel: (+31)(0)40-243 2878 fax:40-246 7036  e-mail: x.xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xx
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    ron.mackey Nov. 7, 2001, 12:37 p.m. (Message 28071, in reply to message 28055)

    > I, like Marian Stroh, am eagerly awaiting the resolution of the mystery of 
    > Ian Brown of Harrogate's «The Cooper's Wife».  My class has been dancing Wee 
    > Cooper for years, and if there is such a companion dance, I'd likewise be 
    > most happy to have the instructions.
    > Robb Quint
    > Thousand Oaks, California, USA
    	
    	Hi Robb,
    		Herewith the instructions. They are only in my teaching note form 
    so if you have any difficulty, give me a bell.
    
    THE 	COOPER'S WIFE                                                 by
    John Mitchell
          J40(4x10)-3c                                         
          Whetherly Book No.16 - N666-3
     1-10	1s cast off one pl.   They  dance a fig.8 around 2s & FF C1s
    11-20	1s pass RH with C1s   & dance 1/2 way c/w round the set    while
     C1s turn LH  1-1/2 times;     1s pass RH with C1s  &    turn LH to FF
     C2s. 
    21-30	1s & C2s repeat 11-20.   1s FF 3rd Corner position. 
    31-40	1s dance 1/2 R4 with C1s (RSh start)  & pass RSh to  FF 4th C
    pos.
     1s dance 1/2 R4 with C2s.   1s turn LH to fin. in 2nd own.
                            ---------------------------------------------
     
    	By the way, to me C1 means Corner 1.  1s means first couple.
    Happy Dancing
    Cheers  :)
    
    Ron
    Ron Mackey.  London Branch

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