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Summer Wooing

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SUMMER WOOING (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Alan MacPherson RSCDS Book 38

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round to left, chase clockwise ½ way to end on opposite sides (2s in 1st place facing down and 1s in 2nd place facing up)
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides
17-24 1s followed by 2s lead down for 3, 2s divide and follow 1s back to top, 1s+2s retain RH and Men pass in front of Ladies as they turn under right arm
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 213

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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The deviser of this dance, Alan MacPherson, said the title came to him after he just happened to have seen the Summer Wooing - Poem by Robert Nicoll.

The green broom was bloomin'-
The daisy was seen
Peerin' up to the sky
Frae the flower-spangled green-


Summer Wooing, The Wooing Of Daphnis.
Summer Wooing - Daphnis And Chloë
"The Wooing Of Daphnis" Arthur Lemon (1850–1912), Oil On Canvas, c. 1881



Image copyright Arthur Lemon, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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