1- 8 1s cast down own sides and cast back to 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s dance RH across and LH back
17-24 1s turn RH to face 1st corners, turn 1st corner LH, turn 2nd corner RH and cross LH to 2nd places own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret and turn RH
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
The ship was named after Cutty-sark, the nickname of the witch Nannie Dee in Robert Burns's 1790 Tam O' Shanter Poem. The ship's figurehead is a stark white carving of a bare-breasted Nannie Dee with long black hair holding a grey horse's tail in her hand. In the poem she wore a linen sark (Scots: a short chemise or undergarment), that she had been given as a child, which explains why it was cutty, or in other words far too short. The erotic sight of her dancing in such a short undergarment caused Tam to cry out "Weel done, Cutty-sark", which subsequently became a well known catchphrase. The Tweed, which acted as a model for much of the ship which followed her, had a figurehead depicting Tam o' Shanter.