Peter o’Tavy is a slow jig from the Isle of Man. The dance is a balancing dance, which is used to test the sobriety of the wedding party! The lyrics that are sung with the dance are:
The man is not drunk, not half drunk, half drunk,
Quarter drunk, quarter drunk, if he can dance.
The man is not drunk at all, at all,
If he can dance Peter o’Tavy.
Peter, Peter, Peter O.
When we’re married away we’ll go.
If we’re not drunk we’ll all have to show
That we can dance Peter o’Tavy!