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Bar 3.óDibbing, as in bar 1.
Bar 4.óBeginning, partners tap across; half-bar, No. 1 taps No. 3.
Bar 5.óBeginning, No. 3 taps No. 5; half-bar, No. 5 taps No. 6.
Bar 6 (9/8 time).óBeginning, No. 6 taps No. 4; second beat, No. 4 taps No. 2; third beat, partners tap across, as in bar 2.
In remaining six bars of "B," repeat dibbing and tapping as in the first six bars.
In the notation of "Bean-setting" (p. 61), the term "Dibbing" will be used to denote all the actions, here explained in detail, that go to the music of "B."
In the hand-striking figure of this dance (for hand-strokes, see mark O in "B" music) there are four movements, as follows:ó
Each dancer strikes both hands together. This is called in the Notation that followsób.
Each, with the right hand, strikes the right hand of partner. This is marked in the Notationór.
Each, with the left hand, strikes the left hand of partner. This is marked in Notationól.
Each throws up hands. This is marked in Notationóu.
In striking, handkerchiefs are held bunched together in the hands.

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