Donkey Riding (Lexington-in-the-Bluegrass)

Source: Adapted in 2008 by Andy Klapper (Squash Beetle Morris).

Tune: Donkey Riding as A(AB)4 (A=figures, B=chorus).

Tradition: Lexington-in-the-Bluegrass.

Formation: A set of 4 or 6.

Sequence: Once to Yourself, Up and out, Chorus, F-Gyp, Chorus, E-Gyp, Chorus, Pop-Tarts, Chorus.

Chorus: Sticking, half hey, repeat
Sticking is the usual Donkey Riding sticking: on the last beat of the figure, turn with a jump to face right and clash forehand high across. Swinging in a roundhouse clash low, clash high, clash low. Step back on the right, throwing right arm back away from the set, "catching" the stick (beat 4). Step forward bringing the stick into the set (up and over) into quarter staff position - both hands on the ends of the stick, right high left low. Clash 3 times across. Turn stick so left is high, right is low. Clash 3 times..

Ending: Finish with 2 pit capers to face up

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