1- 8 1s set, cross down to face out joining hands with corners and Balance-in-Line, 1s turn 1st corners RH to form lines across 1L with 2s and 1M with 3s
9-16 All set and change place RH with opposite dancer, set and cross back RH, 1s turning to face up in centre (1L behind 1M) and 2s+3s facing down on sides
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance Tandem reel of 3 across (1M+1L facing up, 3L+2L and 3M+2M each pair dancing as 1 person), 1s end in centre 1M giving LH to 2M+3M and 1L RH to 2L+3L
25-32 Men dance LH across and Ladies RH across once round, continue but change places with partner when passing through centre (as Alison Rose)
33-40 1s followed by 3s+2s dance up, Cross&Cast to 231 and all turn partners RH
41-48 All circle 6H round and back
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
1-4 1s set and cross down to face out between corners;
5-6 2s1s3s set;
7-8 1s turn first corners, finishing 2M1L2L facing 3M1M3L in lines across;
9-10 1L with 2s, 1M with 3s set facing;
11-12 all cross by the right up and down;
13-16 repeat bars 9-12;
17-24 1L1M (up), 3L2L (down), 3M2M (down) tandem reel of 3 across;
25-28 Ls right hands across, Mn left hands across (on own sides);
29-32 repeat bars 25-28 with 1s followed by 3s and 2s changing wheels;
33-36 1s3s2s lead up, cross and cast, finishing 2s3s1s;
37-40 all turn partners by the right;
41-48 6 hands round and back.
(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
3-10 This is the same as bars 1-8 of The Sailor.
-16 3M and 3L stay facing down.
33-36 All must cross at the top.
37-40 Contingency time (4 bars for the turn).