Cotswold Notes: Headington: Shepherd's Hey


Everyone in a circle facing inwards.




(A+B)x3+A. A & B are each 8 bars.


Ch | Foot | Ch | Knee | Ch | Hip | Ch | Breast | Ch | Blow Kiss | Ch | Top of Head | Ch [ending with] Show.


Double Foot Up [facing towards centre]. Hands as if using hankies.

Foot, Knee, Hip, Breast, Blow Kiss & Top of Head

(Clap [hands at comfortable height] infront twice then clap the named body part on the R side with Rh [1 bar; claps on beats 1, 2 & 3]. Ditto but L instead of R. Clap once infront, clap under raised L leg, clap once infront and clap under raised R leg [1 bar; clap on each beat]. Clap once infront, once behind your back and once infront [1 bar; claps on beats 1, 2 & 3].) x2

In the Blow Kiss verse, instead of clapping a body part, touch hand to mouth and blow a kiss.


Originally a [very naff] solo jig.


This looks too stupid to do as a show dance but can be done as a simple audience participation one [if one doesn't fuss about the details like the stepping].

Source of Information

Learnt as part of Lagabag Morris’s dance repertoire.

Further Information

This page only contains features specific to this dance. Where not specified, the features of this dance are in common with other dances in this tradition.

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