Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

This Is No My Ain Lassie

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THIS IS NO MY AIN LASSIE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John W Mitchell Whetherly Book 7

1- 8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s. 1s+2s dance ½ R&L
9-16 1s+2s dance Ladies' Chain
17-24 1M+2L also 1L+2M set, turn RH (2 bars). 1s+2s set to partners and cross LH, 1s end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH and cross LH to own side 2nd place

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


Dance Information

The title of this dance, This Is No My Ain Lassie, 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

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


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