1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across ½ way and 1s followed by 2s lead down the middle
9-16 1s+2s dance LH across ½ way and 1s followed by 2s dance back to original places remaining in middle ready for...
17-24 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
1-4 1s2s right hands across halfway;
5-8 1s followed by 2s lead down;
9-12 2s1s left hands across halfway;
13-16 with nearer hands joined, 1s followed by 2s lead up to original places;
17-24 1s2s poussette.
(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
1-4 Only halfway and so very sedate; partners finish retaining right hand hold.
9-12 Only halfway and so very sedate; partners finish by taking nearer hand hold, facing up.
-16 Finish in the centre, taking both hands, ready for poussette.
O, Kenmure's on and awa', Willie,
O, Kenmure's on and awa';
And Kenmure's lord's the bravest lord
That ever Galloway saw.
William Gordon, viscount Kenmure, when the rebellion broke out in the year 1715, left Kenmure, in Galloway, with about 200 horsemen, and joined the Chevalier's forces at Preston in Lancashire. Here he was attacked by General Carpenter and taken prisoner, along with many of his unfortunate followers, to London.
The prisoners with their arms pinioned were led on horseback through the principal streets of the metropolis, and were obliged to submit to the hootings and indignities of a London mob.
Kenmure was beheaded on Tower Hill on the 24th February, 1716. His fate was much lamented.