The Health

Longways for 8

The Health music

Lead up all a double and back, set. That again.
First and last couple meet, turn back to back, cast off and going on the outside. The other four come to your places on the inside. The other as much.
Hands all backward and go half round to the right, set. That back again.
First couple and last meet, turn back to back, hands backward round to your (new) places. The other four as much.
Change places with your own by both hands, then first and second, the third and fourth men change places, women doing the like, set. Change back to your places.
First and last couple meet, clap hands, hands a cross, round to your places. The other four as much. (OR the following steps.) First man and last woman meet and give right hands, first woman and last man the like. The holding hands a cross, go round to your places. The other four as much.