|The Twenty-Ninth of May|
|Mr Young's Delight|
|Nobles of Betly|
|Jenny, Come Tie My Cravat|
Shepherds' Holiday — page 8
Format should be “3 couples longways”, not “Longways duple”.
The Witches — page 23
The way I've explained B1 doesn't get everyone back to their starting positions, so please reverse the corners. That's what happens when you change your interpretation and don't try it — and I'm not going to blame Tom Cook!
B1: Original second corners (second man and first woman) clap: together, both (1 bar), while first corners cast right shoulder into each other's place. Circle left ¾ [home].
Music: I'd forgotten that the top B in bar 3 of the B-music should be flattened. Given this I would change the chord from G to Gm and change the chord in the next bar from C dim to a straightforward C. I also misread some notes on the smudged photocopy of the 7th Edition that I have. You can see the corrected music here.
Nine Elms — page 29
The key signature should be one sharp, not two.
Step Stately — page 34
Andrew Coates has pointed out that the third figure doesn't work with seven couples! Since it's a double progression there are two neutral couples at the top after the first turn, and four after the second turn. If the top three of these now start the third turn, there is a neutral couple in fourth place — not a good idea. I don't see how the figure can work with any number except three or five — and I bet Playford and Sharp never tried it either!
Dick's Maggot — page 40
The instructions give A1 and A2, but in the music I have written these as a single line. Play the music as written.
Not a correction, but an interesting observation: the dance “Highland Lass” published 8 years later in 1710 has word-for-word the same instructions as Dick's Maggot.
Cottey House — page 45
The two G notes in bar 4 of the B-music should each be a B.
Abergenny — page 59
Kathryn and David Wright think I should expand the description of the two-hand turns in A1 of the Second Figure. I mean symmetrical turns, 1st man and 2nd woman (and 4th man and 3rd woman) turning in the reverse direction.