Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

She's Ower Young To Marry Yet

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SHE'S OWER YOUNG TO MARRY YET (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Thompson RSCDS Book 14

1- 8 1s set twice to 2L and circle 3H round to left
9-16 1s+2L set twice to 2M and circle 4H round to left
17-24 1s followed by 2s and 3s lead down; cross below 3rd place and cast up on opposite sides
25-32 All set; 1s cast while 2s dance up and 3s set; 2s+1s+3s turn 2H 1½ times

(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, She's Ower Young To Marry Yet, is associated with I'm O'er Young To Marry Yet - Poem written by Robert Burns in 1788, which was inspired by the 1700s tune, I'm O'er Young To Marry Yet.

Chorus
I'm o'er young to marry yet;
I'm o'er young to marry yet;
I'm o'er young-'twad be a sin
To tak' me frae my mammy yet.

I'm O'er Young To Marry Yet Song - Information Video

I'm O'er Young To Marry Yet Tune Image
I'm O'er Young To Marry Yet, From Minstrelsy Of Scotland, Printed Music, c. 1895


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