The Road to Californy
Duple and proper
This version given in Jennings (1983).
The dance is perhaps a modernization of the the traditional Lamplighter's Hornpipe,
which, according to Page (1984) was sometimes called "Road to Californy." In contra dances today, the dance given here as "Road to Californy" is often billed as "Lamplighter's Hornpipe." In many respects, the modernization of Hull's Victory parallels the relationship of "Lamplighter's Hornipipe" to "Road to Californy."
Actives cross through inactives, face out (4); balance in long waves (4)
Turn by the right once around (4); balance in long waves (4)
A2 Turn by the left (4); actives balance in center (4)
Actives swing (8)
B1 Actives down the center, turn as a couple (8)
Come back and cast off (8)
B2 Right and left across (8)
Right and left back (8)
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