Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

There Cam' A Young Man (Mitchell)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THERE CAM' A YOUNG MAN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John W Mitchell Whetherly Book 7

1- 8 1s+2s dance R&L ending with 1M and 2L facing out (no polite turn)
9-16 Reels of 3 on sides, 2s+3s pass RSh to start
17-24 1s cross RH, cast as 2s dance up to top. 2s cast as 1s cross up to top place own side. 1s ½ turn 2s (Men LH, Ladies RH)
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

(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, There Cam' A Young Man, comes from The Brisk Young Lad - Song published in 1776.

There cam' a young man to my daddie's door.
My daddie's door, my daddie's door;
There cam' a young man to my daddie's door,
Cam' seeking me to woo.

The song is about a brave young lad who came to woo, but was unsuccessful as he had far too much to drink.

The Brisk Young Lad Song - Information Video

Brisk Young Lad
Brisk Young Lad, From The Book Of Scottish Songs, Page 359

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