Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Dainty Davie

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DAINTY DAVIE (S8x16) 3C (4C set) Walsh RSCDS Book 11

1- 8 1s clap and cross RH, cast 1 place and cross RH to own sides, 2s repeat back to places
9-16 1s dance Figs of 8 on opposite sides round 2s+3s and 1s cross to 2nd place own sides

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The title of this dance, Dainty Davie, comes from Dainty Davie - Poem written by Robert Burns in 1793.

Meet me on the warlock knowe,
Dainty Davie, Dainty Davie;
There I'll spend the day wi' you,
My ain dear Dainty Davie.

This poem was based on a story published in a 1692 anti-Presbyterian propaganda pamphlet, The Scots Presbyterian Eloquence Displayed, and focusing on a preacher, David Williamson, seven times married minister of St. Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh (died August 1706).

Dainty Davie Song - Information Video

Dainty Davie
The Grave Of Dainty Davie (David Williamson), St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland

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