I joined a Scottish Dancing Class,
We started last September.
Im trying hard I really am,
Theres so much to remember.
I know the experienced dancers,
Its very easy to spot em.
They gaily stand at the top of the set
And I slink down to the bottom.
I keep one eye on the teacher
And one on the rest of the set,
I try to watch my partner as well,
But havent succeeded yet.
Its very important to know the start
Of the dance about to be done.
If youre not quite sure of the first eight bars
You are bound to be number one.
Everyones very helpful
And tells me what to do,
But I get mixed up with my sexes,
When ladies are men, wouldnt you?
And when its reels we are doing
Im soon a total loss,
Theres reels of four and reels of three,
Reels down and reels across.
There even are diagonal reels!
But when our teacher said
Dont do an eight bar reel in six
My brain reeled in my head!
But Im going to keep on trying,
The music is lovely to hear,
And maybe Ill know which corner is which
At the end of the dancing year.
The Beginner - Pat Batt