Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

I'll Mak' Ye Fain To Follow Me

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

I'LL MAK' YE FAIN TO FOLLOW ME (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Boag RSCDS Book 6

1- 8 1L followed by 1M cast to 3rd place opposite sides, 1M followed by 1L dance back to places
9-16 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross LH, cast down round 3s and lead up to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set and turn 1st corners, set and turn 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on sides giving LSh to 1st corners and cross to 2nd place own sides

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


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I'll Mak' Ye Fain To Follow Me - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

The title of this dance, I'll Mak' Ye Fain To Follow Me, comes from the I'll Make You Fain To Follow Me - Song, sung to the tune 'I'll mak you be fain to follow me'.

As late by a sodger I happen'd to pass,
I heard him courting a bonnie young lass:
My hinnie, my life, my dearest, quo' he,
I'll make you be fain to follow me.

I'll Make You Fain To Follow Me Song - Information Video

I'll Make You Fain To Follow Me, Glen Collection of Printed Music
I'll Make You Fain To Follow Me, From Glen Collection Of Printed Music, Scottish Songs, Volume 1, Page 279, c. 1829


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