Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Ha! Ha! The Wooin' O' It

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HA! HA! THE WOOIN' O' IT (R8x32) 2C (4C set) MMM 1

1- 8 1L+2L advance towards partners and set, retire and set
9-16 1M+2M repeat bars 1- 8
17-24 1s lead down and back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette

(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, Ha! Ha! The Wooin' O' It, comes from the Duncan Gray - Poem written by Robert Burns in 1792, for Thomson's collection.

Duncan Gray cam' here to woo,
Ha, ha, the wooing o't,
On blythe Yule nicht, when we were fou,
Ha, ha, the wooing o't;


Duncan Gray Song Video

Duncan Gray Song - YouTube Video
Robert Burns Portrait Painting Image
Robert Burns
"Portrait Of Burns" Alexander Nasmyth (1758–1840), c. 1787



Image Copyright Alexander Nasmyth [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
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