Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Cocky Wee Gordon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE COCKY WEE GORDON (J4x32) 4C set John Drewry Stoneywood Collection 1

1- 8 1M, 2L, 3M and 4L cross and pass partner RSh and cast to right 1 place, 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
17-24 1L, 2M, 3L and 4M dance down/up behind partner and cross, set to partners and cross RH. 2143
25-32 1s+4s dance ½ Figs of 8 round end couples, 4s followed by 1s cross down between 3 and cast up to 2nd and 3rd places. 2413

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Information

This dance, The Cocky Wee Gordon, is named after the words in the chorus of A Gordon for Me - Song by Robert Wilson, a Scottish tenor.

A Gordon for me, a Gordon for me,
If ye're no a Gordon ye're no use to me.
The Black Watch are braw, the Seaforths and a'
But the cocky wee Gordon's the pride o' them a'.

The Cocky Wee Gordon, Robert Wilson, Scottish tenor.
Robert Wilson Scottish Tenor, c. pre-1948

Image copyright (cropped) File:Scottish tenor Robert Wilson.jpg|Scottish tenor Robert Wilson, under this Creative Commons Licence 2.5. via Wikimedia Commons.

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