The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John M Duthie 8 SCDs
1- 8 1s lead down for 3 steps, lead back to top of set and cast into 2nd place on own sides
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across, (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s), RSh to 2nd corner
17-24 1s turn 1st corner, partner, 2nd corner, partner
25-32 All circle 6H round and back
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
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Dance InformationThe title of this dance, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, comes from The Wind That Shakes The Barley - Song a ballad written by Robert Dwyer Joyce (1836-1883), poet and professor of English literature in 1861.
But blood for blood without remorse
I've taken at Oulart Hollow
And laid my true love's clay-cold corpse
Where I full soon may follow
As 'round her grave I wander drear
Noon, night and morning early
With breaking heart when e'er I hear
The wind that shakes the barley
The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Kelso, Scotland
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