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#113890 - 10/20/03 12:16 AM Cockney Salute
Father Steve Offline
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In the song (and dance) called "The Lambeth Walk" there is a move in which the dancers give one another "the Cockney salute." What, pray tell, might that be?

#113891 - 10/20/03 12:33 PM Re: Cockney Salute
dodyskin Offline

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Loc: manchester uk
How to Do the Lambeth Walk
From Ballroom Dancing by Alex Moore
Man on inside in Line of Dance (LOD) - outside at each time

Take 8 walks forward. On the 8th step the man turns slightly to right to face lady. Man and lady now link left arms and strut around in a circle again taking 8 walks. On the 8th step the man unlinks arms and offers his right arm to the lady, who links her left arm in his right. Finish both facing LOD.

Man commences with left foot and lady right foot and continue:- Take 3 walks forward counting 1, 2, 3. Transfer weight back to rear foot, count "and". Transfer weight forward to front foot, count 4. Repeat the 3 walks and the Rock, the man commencing with right foot and lady left foot 1, 2, 3 and 4

Unlink arms and continue:- Man walks 2 steps towards the centre. Lady walks 2 steps towards the wall count 1, 2. Both man and lady turn to face each other and close feet together, count 3

Slap both hands on the legs, just above the knees and at the same time bend slightly forward. Count 4. Both man and lady walk 2 steps towards each other, count 1, 2. Close feet together, facing partner and about 3 feet apart, count 3. Raise the hands (right) about level with the head and give the cockney salute, shouting "Oi"

Turn to face the LOD and repeat from the start.

**edit**this information, repeated again and again was all i could find on google, i'm off to investigate the pearly kings and queens, i've an inkling they might know

**edit**here http://snurl.com/2qfh is a picture of some people doing the lambeth walk at the crucial 'oi' moment, if that's any help ( the pearly kings were useless)

**edit** i reckon it must be: arm bent with hand at head height, hand clenched with thumb upright, then motion backwards in a sort of geddoudofit style.

#113892 - 10/24/03 10:33 AM Re: Cockney Salute
RhubarbCommando Offline

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i reckon it must be: arm bent with hand at head height, hand clenched with thumb upright, then motion backwards in a sort of geddoudofit style.

This is, indeed, what I (as a Londoner) have always understood to be "the cockney salute."

(All hail to the multi-linguisity of Mancunians! )

#113893 - 10/25/03 12:36 AM Re: Cockney Salute
Capfka Offline

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Loc: Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
This would, of course, contrast strongly with a Liverpool kiss ...

#113894 - 10/25/03 02:48 AM Re: Cockney Salute
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>Liverpool Kiss.

I saw it as a kind of linear progression - if the Cockney salute doesn't work, you get the Liverpool kiss.

noho ora mai


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