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Sir Roger De Coverley

A dance published in Playford and the origin of the Virginia Reel. It was often used as the last dance of the evening - a 'Finishing Dance'. The dance has its own tune which is variously seen and heard in 2, 3 or 4 parts. Known originally as Roger of Coverly from the North of England.

Sir Roger was probably a fictional country squire creation by Joseph Addison for the Spectator newspaper.

For the dance movements, see the Virginia Reel.