Get the tune!The Curbridge Road

Fighting dance, devised by Andy Cheyne. The dance was suggested by the tune, which suddenly manifested itself fully formed in the head of our anglo-concertina player, Michelle Soinne, as she walked along Curbridge Road in nearby Witney one evening. Feel free to ad lib grunts, squeals, moans and shouts of "I say, you beast!" or "Yaroosh! Garroo!" as seems appropriate in the Choruses.

A1, A2 Once-To-Yourself.
A3, A4 Foot-Up-And-Down.
B1 Chorus: All face across the set. On the first beat, step towards your partner with a stamp of the left foot, simultaneously clapping your hands. On the second beat, forcefully clap right hands with your partner. On the third beat bring your feet together with a stamp of the right foot and again clap your own two hands. On the fourth beat clap left hands with your partner. Two shuffle-backs to your original position, and two plain capers. Half Hey.
A5, A6 Half Gyp.
B2 Chorus as in B1, except instead of clapping left and right hands with your partner, mime right- and left-handed punches past the side of your partner's head.
A7, A8 Whole Gyp.
B3 Chorus as in B1, except instead of clapping left and right hands with your partner, mime tweaking your partner's nose with the right and then the left hand. Exaggerate the movement of the elbow to make it look like you're getting plenty of leverage!
A9, A10 Rounds.
B4 Distinguishing figure as B1, except instead of clapping left and right hands with your partner, kick right and left ankes with your partner. Allow the kicking leg to have a decent backswing. Finish the final Half Hey with four plain capers facing up.