For Lack of Gold

32 bar Reel

Music: For Lack of Gold & Mary Morison arranged by Peter White (see Dances to Song Tunes for the music).

Figures 1,2 for Lack of Gold Figures 1,2 for Lack of Gold

1-8 1st couple turn by the right hand once round, moving down to 2nd place, lead down to 3rd place, cross over and dance up on the "wrong" sides and turn by the right hand in 2nd place, but still in the centre of the dance. Meanwhile 2nd and 3rd couples dance up to the top, lead down after 1st couple and cross over to "wrong" sides, 2nd couple dancing up to top place (see figure 1 for 1-2).

9-14 1st couple dance figures of eight at the sides : to begin, 1st man goes between the other two men and casts off, 1st woman between the other two women and casts up, still on the "wrong" sides (see figure 2).

15-16 1st couple turn by the right hand to 2nd place, own sides.

17-22 Reels at the sides : to begin, 1st man passes 2nd woman right shoulder, 1st woman passes 3rd man right shoulder (see figure 3).

23-24 1st couple turn by the right hand just over once round, 2nd and 3rd cross back to own sides, passing partners right shoulder.

25-30 Reels at the sides : to begin, 1st man passes 2nd woman right shoulder, 1st woman passes 3rd man right shoulder (see figure 4).

31-32 1st couple, giving right hands, cross back to own sides, 2nd place.

Repeat, having passed a couple.

Devised by Hugh Foss.
Dances to Song Tunes. 1966.