Get the tune!Green Garters

The traditional first dance in a performance by the Ducklington Morris. References in Percy Manning's notes suggest that, in the nineteenth century, this dance was performed around the Ducklington village maypole. Nowadays, on occasion, we select a "volunteer" from the audience to stand in the middle of the set - in which case we finish the dance with three capers facing inwards, lifting the "maypole" to shoulder height on the final beat (rather in the manner of some other villages' "Maid Of The Mill" dances).

The dance was recently revised into its current form for two reasons. First to regularise the sequence of music, which had at times proved confusing for musicians and dancers, and secondly to attempt to tidy up the side step rounds which never looked tidy especially in confined spaces. (Here's the original version.)

A1, A2 Once-To-Yourself.
A3, A4 Foot-Up-And-Down.
B1 Whole Hey.
A5, A6 Rounds, but the stepping is SS/SS/G/2PC/SS/SS/G/2PC.

The dancers turn on the previous PC's to face in pairs, 1 and 2, 3 and 5, and 4 and 6. In addition 3 and 4 move out slightly so that a circle is formed as in normal rounds. Pairs pass each other right shoulder with the SS's left then right, and galley on the spot that their partner started from. Return to place with the same stepping, SS's right then left passing left shoulder.
B2 Whole Hey.
A7, A8 Rounds, but the stepping is HC/HC/G/2PC/HC/HC/G/2PC.

The first pair of half capers should take you about two places around the circle. All galley left to turn to face counter-clockwise. Two plain capers on the spot. The second pair of half capers, back to place, are done with a right foot lead (this is the only place in any of the Ducklington dances that half capers are done with the stepping Rll rather than Lrr, and most peculiar it feels, too!). Galley right, and two plain capers facing across the set.
B3 Whole Hey.
C1, C2 Rounds, but the stepping is SB/SB/G/2PC/SB/SB/G/2PC.

The first pair of squash-beetles (starting on the left foot, then the right) should take you about two places around the circle. All galley left to turn to face counter-clockwise. Two plain capers on the spot. The second pair of squash-beetles, back to place, start on the right foot, then the left. Galley right, and two plain capers facing across the set.
B4 Whole Hey, finishing with four plain capers facing up (but see above).