Willie-Waught

32 bar Jig : 3 couples

Music : Willie-Waught

1-8 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples with hands joined on the sides advance for 2 steps and retire for 2 steps, then turn partners with both hands (4 pas de basque) to finish:
1st couple in top place facing diagonally down
2nd couple in original places
3rd couple in 3rd place facing diagonally up. Figure 1.

9-12 1st and 3rd couples set and dance right hands across half way round while 2nd couple dance clockwise round the set to partner's place.

13-16 1st and 3rd couples dropping hands, all 3 couples continue to dance clockwise round the set back to places. Figure 2.

17-20 1st couple turn with left hands once round to finish on own sides in the middle facing up with hands still joined.

25-30 Reels of 3 on the sides. 1st couple begin by crossing up to top place as 2nd couple dance down and 3rd couple dance out and up. Figure 3.

31-32 1st couple giving right hands cross to own side one place down.

Repeat having passed a couple.

Figures 1-3 Willie-waught

Devised by Margaret Gray
Hunter Valley Book of Dances

And here's a hand my trusty freen'
And gie's a hand o' thine
We'll tak' a right gude willie-waught
For auld lang syne.

A willie-waught is a hearty draught (or a wee dram).