Over The Water To Charlie
Scottish Country Dance InstructionOVER THE WATER TO CHARLIE (New Way) (J8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 34
1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, dance down between 3s and cast back to 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s dance RH across ½ way, cross RH, dance LH across ½ way, 2s cross back LH as 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to and turn 1st corners 2H, set and turn 2nd corners 2H
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corners and cross RH to own sides
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance Instruction VideosOver The Water To Charlie - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationThe title of this dance, Over The Water To Charlie, is shared with Over The Water To Charlie - Song, the old Scottish song written around the 18th century and sung to the tune by the same name.
We'll over the water, and over the sea,
We'll over the water to Charlie;
Come weel, come woe, we'll gather and go,
And live and die wi' Charlie.
Over The Water To Charlie is a song of longing for the lost Prince, Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Edward Stuart), after the 1745 Jacobite Rising.
The original manuscript O'er The Watter To Charly, in The Register Of Dances at Castle Menzies (pronounced "ming-iss"), was published in 1749 and is now kept in the A K Bell Library in Perth, Scotland.
There is also a Scottish highland dance Over The Water To Charlie - Highland Dance Video sometimes danced today at Highland games around the world, as part of Scottish National dances repertoire.
Over The Water To Charlie, From Glen Collection Of Printed Music, Davidson's Musical Miracles, Printed Music, c. 1860
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