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My Mither's Aye Glow'rin' Owre Me

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MY MITHER'S AYE GLOW'RIN' OWRE ME (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Hugh Foss Dances To Song Tunes

1- 8 1s+2s Adv&Ret, dance ½ R&L
9-16 1s+2s set, 1s cast up, cross RH while 2s turn RH moving down to 2nd place opposite sides, 1s+2s set. 1(2)
17-24 1s dance in, turn away and cast 1 place (4 bars), turn RH once round, cast back to 1st place
25-32 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1s+2s dance ½ R&L

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The title of this dance, My Mither's Aye Glow'rin' Owre Me, comes from My Mither's Aye Glow'rin' Owre Me - Song written by Allan Ramsay (1986-1758) published in The Tea-Table Miscellany, 1724.

My mither's aye glow'rin' owre me,
Though she did the same before me;
I can - na get leave
To look at my love,
Or else she'd be like to de - vour me.

"My Mither's Aye Glow'rin' Owre Me" is Scots for "my mother is glowering over me".

My Mither's Aye Glow'rin' Owre Me
Printed Music From Lyric Gems Of Scotland

Image copyright National Library of Scotland under this Creative Commons Licence 4.0.

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