Harvestime Blues

by Michael Beetham and Rita Carradus (1990)

Time 4/4. Tempo 30bpm.  Commence in Shadow Hold, both facing LOD, LH to LH, RH around lady's waist.  Man's steps described, lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.

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Timing

WALKS - 1 TO 3 OPEN REVERSE TURN -
CHANGE OF PLACE - TURNING FOUR STEP

1 Both LF fwd down LOD H S
  RF fwd down LOD H S
2 LF fwd down LOD, turning to L HT Q
  RF to side, still turning to L TH Q
  LF back down LOD, still with lady on R side, leaving RF extended TH S
3 RF fwd against LOD, releasing hold (Lady RF fwd against LOD) HT Q
  Close LF to RF (Lady LF to side to wall passing in front of man) WF Q
  RF back down LOD, now with lady on L side, taking RH in RH (Lady RF back down LOD, taking RH in RH) TH S
4 Releasing hold, LF fwd against LOD, turning to L (Lady LF fwd against LOD, turning strongly to L) HT Q
  RF to side against LOD (Lady RF to side against LOD, still turning to L) TH Q
  LF back DC against LOD (Lady LF to side against LOD) TH Q
  Close RF to LF, now in PP down LOD, taking Ballroom Hold (Lady close RF to LF ww, now in PP) WF Q
WALKS - FALLAWAY - MAN WING - OUTSIDE SWIVEL TO POINT
5 LF to side in PP H S
  RF fwd and across in CBMP and PP down LOD, com to turn to R HT S
6 LF to side and slightly back, cont turning to R IET Q
  RF back, R shoulder leading, preparing to lead lady into fallaway TH Q
  LF back in CBMP down LOD in fallaway (Lady RF back) leaving RF extended TH S
7 RF fwd in CBMP against LOD, turning to R (Lady LF fwd in CBMP against LOD) HT Q
  LF fwd, L shoulder leading, curving around lady, preparing to step OP (Lady close RF to LF) TH Q
  RF fwd in CBMP OP down LOD, now with lady on R side (Lady LF back in CBMP down LOD) HT S
8 LF back in CBMP against LOD, RF crosses loosely in front of LF ww (Lady RF fwd in CBMP, swivelling to R, closing LF to RF ww) TH S
  RF fwd down LOD in PP (Lady LF fwd down LOD) HT Q
  Point LF to side along LOD in PP ww (Lady point RF to side along LOD in PP ww) T Q
WALKS - SOLO TURN - SWAYS - LADY ALEMANA
9 LF to side along LOD in PP H S
  RF fwd and across in CBMP and PP down LOD H S
10 Releasing hold, LF fwd down LOD, turning to L (Lady to R) HT Q
  RF to side, still turning to L TH Q
  LF to side along LOD, relaxing knee, taking Double Hold, facing partner TH S
11 RF to side against LOD, relaxing knee TH S
  Replace weight to LF IET Q
  Close RF to LF WF Q
12 Raising L arm for lady's Alemana, release RH, LH to side along LOD (Lady RF fwd down LOD, turning to R under raised arm) HT Q
  Close RF to LF (Lady close LF to RF) WF Q
  LF to side to centre, small step (Lady RF to side to centre, small step) IET Q
  Close RF to LF, taking Closed Hold, facing partner (Lady close LF to RF, taking Close Hold, backing LOD) WF Q
WALKS TO OUTSIDE SWIVEL -
OUTSIDE CHECK - TURNING FOUR STEP TO SHADOW HOLD
13 LF fwd down LOD H S
  RF fwd down LOD H S
14 LF fwd down LOD (Lady RF back down LOD) H Q
  RF to side and slightly back (Lady LF to side) TH Q
  LF back DW against LOD PO on R side, crossing RF loosely in front to PP (Lady RF fwd in CBMP DW against LOD OP, swivelling to R to PP, closing LF to RF ww) TH S
15 RF fwd and across in CBMP and PP, turning to R HT Q
  LF to side and slightly back, still turning to R (Lady RF fwd) TH Q
  RF back in CBMP DC PO on L side (Lady LF fwd DC OP) TH S
16 Releasing hold, turning to L (Lady to L) LF fwd in CBMP OP HT Q
  RF to side and slightly back TH Q
  LF back against LOD to facing LOD, lady on R side TH Q
  Close RF to LF taking Shadow Hold WF Q