Mudcat Café message #680253 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #45879   Message #680253
Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
31-Mar-02 - 02:33 PM
Thread Name: Sewing/Weaving songs
Subject: RE: Sewing/Weaving songs
When I was young, we used to dance, "Weaving" at the John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown, NC) where I used to go every summer. It's a singing-folkdance from Denmark, I believe, and the dancers imitate the main parts of the weaving process. A beautiful dance, and a favorite of all of us young'uns. Here's the first verse:

Then weave we so willing,
And beat in the filling
Weave so willing, beat the filling,
Let the shuttle fly free!