My Wife's A Winsome Wee Thing
Scottish Country Dance InstructionMY WIFE'S A WINSOME WEE THING (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Tony Moretti Pinewoods Collection 2
1- 8 1s dance mirror Figs of 8 on own sides round standing 2s and 3s, dancing in/down to start
9-16 1s cross down and dance mirror reels of 3 on opposite sides
17-24 1s cross RH and cast to 2nd place, cross down between 3s and cast up to 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret, 1s turn RH 1½ times
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance InformationThe title of this dance, My Wife's A Winsome Wee Thing, comes from My Wife's A Winsome Wee Thing - Song written by Robert Burns in 1792.
She is a winsome wee thing,
She is a handsome wee thing,
She is a bonnie wee thing,
This dear wee wife o' mine!
Glasgow born Tony Moretti met Betty when they were both working in a Rolls Royce factory during the war. They later worked in service together as a husband and wife butler and housekeeper in houses of the Scottish wealthy.
They moved to the USA together to perform the same roles, and settled there permanently.
Production Of Merlin Engines At A Rolls Royce Factory, c. 1942
Female Workers Attaching The Induction Manifolds To The Cylinder Blocks
Image copyright (cropped) Richard Stone, Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.