Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

This Is No' My Ain Hoose

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THIS IS NO' MY AIN HOOSE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 15

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across and 1s cast to 2nd place, 1s+3s dance LH across and 1s cast to 3rd place
9-16 1s set, lead up to top, cast to 2nd place and turn RH to end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance RSh round 1st corner, dance round partner LSh, dance round 2nd corner RSh and turn partner LH to face 1st corner again
25-32 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting turning RH to places

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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Dance Information

The title of this dance, This Is No' My Ain Hoose, comes from This Is No My Ain Lassie - Song written by Robert Burns in 1795, sung to the tune This Is No My Ain House.

Chorus
O this is no my ain lassie,
Fair though the lassie be;
O weel ken I my ain lassie,
Kind love is in her e'e.

Written by Robert Burns for Thompson's collection, this song was dedicated to Jean Armour, his beloved wife and faithful companion right till the end of his life.

This Is No My Ain Lassie Song - Information Video

This Is No My Ain Lassie Music Image
This Is No My Ain Hoose Music - From Glen Collection Of Printed Music, Minstrelsy Of Scotland, Page 172


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