1-4 All take hands on the sides and slip to the right;
5-8 all slip to the left, finishing in original places, retaining hands;
9-12 all advance and retire, finishing by releasing hands and all (except 1L 4M) facing diagonally right;
13-14 1M2L 2M3L 3M4L turn by the right, finishing in places, all (except 1M 4L) facing diagonally left;
15-16 2M1L 3M2L 4M3L turn by the left, finishing in places;
17-20 1s turn by the right;
21-24 1s lead down to 4th place;
25-32 2s3s 4s1s 4 hands round to the left and back.
(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
13-14 Turn first corner (if you have one) by the right.
15-16 Turn second corner (if you have one) by the left.
23-24 2s3s4s take hands on the sides and step up one place.
The dance tells a story of young people growing up: in bars 1-8, the boys and girls show interest only in their own kind; in bars 9-12 they make tentative advances; they actually have dates in bars 13-16; the dancing couple become engaged in bars 17-24; bars 25-32 represent the wedding celebration.
The dance is named from the couple's married surname.