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The Mauchline Lady

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THE MAUCHLINE LADY (R8x32) 3C (4C set) A Wolf Rowan Tree Set

1- 8 1M followed by 1L cast 1 place and cross to opposite sides then cast down 1 place, cross to own sides and cast up to 2nd place then cross to opposite sides
9-16 1s dance LSh reels of 3 on opposite sides 1M+2M ending facing out
17-24 2s+1s dance Ladies' Chain
25-32 1s+3s dance RH across, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s

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


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The title of this dance, The Mauchline Lady, comes from The Mauchline Lady - Song written by Robert Burns in 1784.

But when I came roun' by Mauchline toun,
Not dreadin any body,
My heart was caught, before I thought,
And by a Mauchline lady.

The Mauchline Lady is a lighthearted song commemorating Burns falling in love with Jean Armour when they met in 1784.

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The Mauchline Lady - From Page 58 Of 'A Study In Tone-Poetry' By Robert Burns


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