Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Proud And Saucy

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Proud and Saucy
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 1: Tenth Anniversary Book
6x32 bar Reel
2-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   1ST COUPLE SET, CAST AND ½ FIGURE OF 8: 1st couple sets to each other, cast off one place (2nd couple step up), and dance a half figure of 8 around 2nd couple;

  9-16 SET AND LINK: 2nd and 1st couples set and link twice (women end facing out);

17-24 MEN'S CHAIN: Men cross diagonally with left hands AS the women cast along the side (2 bars), turn partner halfway with right hands on the side (2 bars), men cross back with left hands AS women cast along the side (2 bars), and turn opposite on the side halfway with right hands (end facing the person you just turned);

25-32 SET THRICE, THEN 1ST COUPLE CROSS: set up and down the dance, set on the diagonal, set to partner, then 1st couple cross over using right hands ending in 2nd place on own side.

Repeat from 2nd place.

(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

The title of this dance, Proud and Saucy, comes from Woo'd And Married And A' - Poem attributed to Alexander Ross (1699 - 1784) a Scottish poet, married to a Scottish tune by the same name.

For ye're baith proud and saucy,
And no for a poor man's wife;
Gin I canna get a better,
I'se ne'er tak' ane i' my life.

Chorus
Woo'd and married, and a',
Married, and woo'd, and a'!
And was she nae very weel off,
That was woo'd, and married and a'?

Woo'd And Married And A Image
Woo'd And Married And A', From Wood's Edition Of The Songs Of Scotland, Printed Music
Showing - For Ye're Baith Proud And Saucy...


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