1- 8 1s dance down middle below 3s, cast up through 2nd place, meet, dance up and cast to 2nd place own sides (2s step up 3-4)
9-12 2s+1s+3s dance ½ mirror (reflection) reels of 3 on sides (1s in/down to start)
13-16 1M+2s at bottom and 1L+3s at top dance ½ LSh reels of 3 across (1M+2L and 1L+3M pass LSh)
17-20 3s+1s+2s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 on sides 1M up/1L down (1M+3M at top and 1L+2L at bottom pass RSh)
21-24 1M+2s at top and 1L+3s at bottom dance ½ LSh reels of 3 across (1M+2L and 1L+3M pass LSh) 1s finish in 2nd place own sides (2s and 3s dance loops at all reel ends)
25-32 2s+1s+3s set, circle 6H round to Left
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
This raises the trousers above the level of farmyard dirt to prevent the ingress of dust and vermin up the trouser leg.
This dance, Nickie Tams, also shares its title with the Nickie Tams - Song.