1- 8 1s and 3s petronella into centre, set to partner, ¾ turn RH and dance RH across ½ way
9-16 3s+2s+1s dance reels of 3 on sides (2s pass person on right RSh), 2s petronella turn into centre as 3s+1s dance down/up to meet on sides
17-24 3s+2s+1s set to partners, circle 6H round to left and set
25-32 2s advance towards each other while 1s followed by 3s dance down and into prom hold (213) and Promenade
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
O Mary, at thy window be!
It is the wish'd, the trysted hour.
Those smiles and glances let me see,
That make the miser's treasure poor,
How blithely wad I bide the stoure,
A weary slave frae sun to sun;
Could I the rich reward secure,
The lovely Mary Morison.
'Mary Morison' was the finest of Robert Burns early songs, written prior to The Kilmarnock Volume, but not included and only sent to George Thomson on 20 March 1793.
Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, has said that Mary Morison is her favourite Burns poem. Burns for her has always been one of the greatest love poets, with his "simple, memorable, lyrical, true and deeply human" poems.