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The Tattie Bogle

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THE TATTIE BOGLE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 1

1- 8 1s set, cross down RH and face partner, set and turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s set to 1st corners, full turn corner RH to dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners and pass LSh to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s set to 2nd corners, full turn corner RH to dance a ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners and into centre
25-32 1M dances RH across with 3s (in 1st place) and 1L dances with 2s, 1s end in 2nd place opposite sides and 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way. 213

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

The Tattie Bogle
Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 1
Jig 8 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-2   1s set;

  3-4   1s cross down to 2nd place;

  5-6   1s set;

  7-8   1s turn by the left to face first corners;

  9-10 1s set to first corners;

11-12 1s turn first corners by the right;

13-16 1s half diagonal reel of four with first corners, finishing by passing left shoulders to face second corners;

17-24 repeat bars 9-16 with second corners, finishing on the centre line, M above L;

25-28 3s1M (at top) 1L2s right hands across, finishing 3s1s2s on opposite sides;

29-32 all chase clockwise halfway to finish 2s1s3s on own sides.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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In the United Kingdom where the use of scarecrows as a protector of crops dates from time immemorial and where dialects were rife, there are a wide range of alternative names for scarecrows, such as Tattie Bogle (in Scotland) and Bodach-rocais meaning "old man of the rooks".

"Bogle" is Scots for "phantom".

A Tattie Bogle Scarecrow Image
A Tattie Bogle Scarecrow

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