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Dance Willie's Rare and Willie's Fair 7173

Jig · 48 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

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  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
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Willie's Rare And Willie's Fair

Willy’s rare, and Willy’s fair,
  And Willy’s wond’rous bonnie;
And Willy heght to marry me,
  Gin e’er he marry’d ony.

Yestreen I made my bed fu’ brade,
  The night I’ll make it narrow;
For a’ the live lang winter’s night,
  I lie twin’d of my marrow.

O came you by yon water side,
  Pu’d you the rose or lily;
Or came you by yon meadow green,
  Or saw you my sweet Willy?

She sought him east, she sought him west,
  She sought him brad and narrow;
Sine in the clifting of a craig,
  She found him drown’d in Yarrow.

To this very old and anonymous song William Stenhouse supplied an additional stanza that had been omitted from William Thomson’s Orpheus Caledonius, Volume 2, of 1733.

She’s taen three links o’ her gowden locks;
  That hung down lang and yellow,
She’s tied them about sweet Willy’s waist,
  And drawn him out of Yarrow.

Willie's Rare and Willie's Fair 3/4L · J48
1M+2W set advancing and turn RH, 1W+2M repeat
Reels3 on opposite sides (1c cross down)
Reels3 on own side, 1c crossing back
1c set, cross RH, cast off one (2c up), cross LH
1c+3c circle4 L and back
2c+1c R&L.
Willie's Rare and Willie's Fair 3/4L · J48
1M+2L set & turn RH, 1L+2M set & turn RH
1s dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides
1s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides
1s set, cross RH, cast 1 place & cross LH
1s+3s circle 4H round & back
2s+1s dance R&L

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Added on: 2020-02-09 (Murrough Landon)
Quality: Informal/Social (RSCDS)

NameDateOwnerLast changed
Friday class party-20200131 2020-01-31 Ward Fleri Jan. 24, 2020, 7:53 a.m.
San Diego 45th Anniversary Ball 2020-03-07 Ward Fleri Jan. 28, 2020, 9:50 p.m.

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