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Dance Barley Bree 410

Jig · 40 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

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Barley Bree

O, Willie brewed a peck o’ maut
  And Rob and Allan cam to see;
Three blyther hearts that lee-lang night
  Ye wad na found in Christendie.
Chorus
We are na fou, we’re nae that fou,
  But just a drappie in our e’e!
The cock may craw, the day may daw,
  And aye we’ll taste the barley bree!

Here are we met three merry boys,
  Three merry boys I trow are we;
And monie a night we’ve merry been,
  And monie mae we hope to be!

It is the moon, I ken her horn,
  That’s linkin in the lift sae hie:
She shines sae bright to wyle us hame,
  But, by my sooth, she’ll wait a wee!

Wha first shall rise to gang awa,
  A cuckold, coward loon is he!
Wha first beside his chair shall fa’,
  He is the King amang us three!

“Willie”, William Nicol, a master at Edinburgh High School, was on holiday near Moffat in Dumfries-shire, when he was visited by “Rob”, Robert Burns, who commemorated the event, and “Allan”, Allan Masterton, another master at the High School. Willie had brewed what appeared to be an heroic amount of whisky and a fine time was had by all.

Barley Bree 4/4L · J40
1–
All A&R, cross Rsh (men make arches)
9–
Repeat (women’s arches)
17–32
1c turn RH 1½ | into “strip the willow” (turn next cpl LH | P RH ; repeat twice) end with ½ RH turn and make BH arch
33–
2c (leading)+3c+4c cast to bottom and dance up under arch to new places (2,3,4,1)
Barley Bree 4/4L · J40
1-8
All Adv+Ret & cross over (Men making arches)
9-16
All Adv+Ret & cross (Ladies making the arches)
17-24
1s turn RH 1.1/2 times, turn 2s LH on sides, 1s turn RH in middle
25-32
1s turn 3s LH on sides, 1s turn RH in middle, 1s turn 4s LH on sides & 1s 1/2 turn RH in middle & form arch
33-40
2s followed by 3s & 4s, cast to bottom & lead up under arch to end 2 3 4 1

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