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The Moudiewort

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THE MOUDIEWORT (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Alexander Bowman RSCDS Book 11

1- 8 1M+2L set advancing and turn RH, 1L+2M set advancing and turn RH
9-16 1s lead down the middle for 3 steps, back to top and cast to 2nd place
17-24 1s lead down between 3s and cast up to face 1st corners, set to 1st corners and set to 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to 2nd corners and cross to places

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

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Moudiewort is the Scottish name for mole.

Moles are the majority of the members of the mammal family Talpidae in the order Soricomorpha. Although moles burrow, some species are semi-aquatic. Moles have cylindrical bodies covered in fur while the ears are generally not visible. They have small or covered eyes and can probably still tell night from day, although they are otherwise blind. Moles eat small invertebrates living underground.

A version of the tune "The Moudiewort" inspired Robert Burns to write O For Ane An' Twenty, Tam - Poem in 1791.

An' O for ane an' twenty, Tam!
And hey, sweet ane an' twenty, Tam!
I'll learn my kin a rattlin' sang,
An' I saw ane an' twenty, Tam.

O For Ane An' Twenty, Tam Poem - Information Video

The Moudiewort
The Moudiewort - Mole

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