Dance Ladie Nellie Wemys 3628
Also known as “Lady Nellie Wemyss” (spelling).
Jig · 48 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4 (Progression: 213)
- Devised by
- John W Mitchell
- 884/884/811/888/811/888 = 56% (whole dance)
- Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
- Published in
- Whetherly Book 5 
- Recommended Music
- Extra info
- The dance has the title ...
The dance has the title "Ladie Nellie Wemys" in the original book and uses a tune of almost the same name which is normally spelled "Lady Nellie Wemyss". The latter spelling is added as an alias.
John Mitchell's daughter Alison writes: John was a stickler for detail, and "Ladie" would not have been accidental. However, I can well believe that he took the name from a recording of the tune that just "happened" to use that spelling, instead of "Lady". Certainly, the two are equivalent; but the title is correct as originally published.