Først den ene vej.../Skomagerstykket

Country: Horsensegnen, Denmark
Type: couple dance
Formation: any number of couples facing each other in an open circle, M back to centre, W facing into centre
Steps: polka
Music: 358:403; sheet music from FHS & Bestefars nodebog; CD Kom lad os danse tracks 3 (slow) and 6.

1 (a) M and W make fists, held at chest level, one hand infront of the other. Rotate hands quickly around each other, inner hand up, out, down and in, and outer hand down, in, up and out. Finish with pointing R forefinger out and up: "the thread is rolled up and pulled out".
2   Repeat, rotating hands in opposite direction, and finishing with pointing L forefinger out and up.
3   Jerk elbows backwards two times, while raising R knee: "the thread is tightened".
4   M and W clap hands 3 times.
1-4   Repeat (a).
|:5-8:| (b) Starting with ML/WR foot, take waltz hold and dance 8 polka steps, turning CW as a couple, and moving in LOD.
    Sang tekst
|:Først den ene vej og så den anden vej
og tju, og tju og skomar'dreng:|
|:Skomar'drengen er et svin,
for han drikker brændevin:|

|:First we spin it one way, and then the other way
and tju, and tju and shoemaker's apprentice:|
|:The shoemaker's apprentice is a swine
because he drinks hard liquor:|

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/ Hefte I. 7th ed. København; Foreningen til Folkdansens Fremme, 1976, p. 5.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-06-12, rev. 2017-06-06.

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