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The Lea Rig

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THE LEA RIG (S8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 21

1-16 1s dance full Petronella figure back to place while 2s step up bars 1-2, set bars 3-4, then follow 1s. 2s petronella turn to 2nd place on bars 15-16
17-24 1s lead down centre of set and back to top
25-32 1s+2s dance RH across once round and ½ Diamond Poussette to change places

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

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The title of this dance, The Lea Rig, comes from The Lea Rig - Song a traditional, Scottish song, sung to either of the melodies, "The Lee Rig" or "My Ain Kind Deary".

Will ye gang o'er the ley-rigg
Wi' me, my kind deary O,
And cudle there fu' kindly,
Myne ain kind dearie O?

The lea rig is a term used to describe that part of a field left to pasture when the land was divided into strips among tenants or a ridge left unplowed in a cultivated field.

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The Lea Rig
The Lea Rig, From Glen Collection Of Printed Music, Caledonian Songster, Page 62

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