Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Lassie Wi' The Lint White Locks

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LASSIE WI' THE LINT WHITE LOCKS (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Barry Priddey SCD Archives

1- 4 1M and 2M dance across between 1L and 2L Cross&Cast back to each others place
5- 8 1L and 2M dance ½ Figs of 8 round next couple (1s end on Men's side, 2s Ladies' side)
9-12 1M and 2M Set&Cast up/down 1 place as 1L+2L dance progressive DoSiDo to end 2M/1L places
13-16 2L and 1L Set&Cast down/up 1 place as 2M and 1M dance progressive DoSiDo to end 1L/2M places
17-24 2M+1L also 2L+1M ½ turn 2H and circle 4H round ½ way, 1s+2s dance R&L ½ way (1s ending Ladies' side)
25-32 2s+1s dance variation of Tournée:-
' Advance into middle (Men LSh to LSh) with partner on right (2s facing Ladies' side and 1s Men's side) and couples ½ wheel anticlockwise, Men turn Ladies into middle and both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) and dance out to places

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


Dance Information

The title of this dance, Lassie Wi' The Lint White Locks, comes from Lassie Wi' The Lint White Locks - Song written by Robert Burns in 1794 and sung to the tune Rothiemurchie's Rant.

Lassie wi' the lint-white locks,
Bonnie lassie, artless lassie,
Wilt thou wi' me tent the flocks?
Wilt thou be my dearie, O?

Written by Burns for Thomson's collection. The heroine was 'Chloris', Jean Lorimer of Craigieburn, another young lass with whom Robert became involved, while living in Dumfries.

Lassie Wi' The Lint White Locks Song - Information Video

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Lassie Wi' The Lint White Locks, From A Collection Of Scottish Songs, Printed Music, c. 1856


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