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)

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 Image
Brisk Young Lad, From The Book of Scottish Songs, Page 359

Image Copyright [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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