Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

There Cam' A Young Man (Boyd)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THERE CAM' A YOUNG MAN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd Let's All Dance

1- 8 1s dance down below 2s and cast up to place, 1s+2s turn RH into prom hold
9-16 1s+2s Promenade
17-24 1s dance down below 3s, cast up 1 place, dance up between 2s and cast to 2nd place
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 Video

The Brisk Young Lad Song - YouTube 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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