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Woo'd And Married And A'

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WOO'D AND MARRIED AND A'(J8x32) 3C (4C set) Thomas Wilson RSCDS Book 16

1- 8 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round and back
9-16 1s+2s+3s Promenade
17-24 1s+2s dance Poussette (1s end in lines across 1L between 2s facing 1M between 3s)
25-32 2s+1s+3s set twice (1s turning onto sides) and set to partners twice

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


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Dance Information

The title of this dance, Woo'd And Married And A', comes from Woo'd And Married And A' - Poem attributed to Alexander Ross (1699 - 1784) a Scottish poet, married to a Scottish tune by the same name.

Woo'd and married, and a',
Married, and woo'd, and a'!
And was she nae very weel off,
That was woo'd, and married and a'?

With very complicated origins and various sets of verses, in many forms, Woo'd And Married And A' (also known as "The Bride Cam' Out O' The Byre") first appeared in print in Herd's collection in of 1776, (but it is clearly very much older), and later in many publications around the 18 century.

A most noteworthy adaptation of the Scottish poem was written by Joanna Baillie (1762-1851), published in The Book of Scottish Song (1843), edited by Alexander Whitelaw.

Woo'd And Married And A' Song - Information Video

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Woo'd And Married And A', From Wood's Edition Of The Songs Of Scotland, Printed Music



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