Posted by dannnjo on Saturday, November 6, 2010
Does any one have sheet music or even just the words or chords (especially the WORDs or Calls for;
marching thru georgia
birdie hope in, crow jump out
red river valley
my little girl u know i love u and i'm coming home to you
bully of the town
It was so exciting to dance to these when we kids . i can pick part of them out but dont know enough words to finish
Saturday, November 6, 2010 @8:03:49 AM
I usually have pretty good luck "googling" the song title, then pick through the free sites for lyrics. Sometimes I have to look at a number of sites to pick which version I prefer. All good traditional tunes, for sure, so there should be plenty of offerings through a google search. Good luck. Brad
Saturday, November 6, 2010 @11:34:07 AM
I will just try harder "googling"
Either cant find them or words and tune is so much different from what i remember.
I'll dive deeper
Saturday, November 6, 2010 @2:23:30 PM
try Bluegrass lyrics.com or Toneway.com they are free and toneway play's through it once.
there are other places also good luck
Saturday, November 6, 2010 @2:49:51 PM
Saturday, November 6, 2010 @6:25:43 PM
Gary and Oscar thanks i will definitely check it out
Sunday, November 7, 2010 @4:55:00 PM
Thanks every one
Hanhusrt Music (doasada.com)
had a lot of what i was looking for (even can listen to samples)
Sunday, November 7, 2010 @5:14:25 PM
.toneway is a easy fun sight; has lots of ol timey, southern, traditional tunes'
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 @5:52:02 AM
I learned to square dance to a band that did many of the singing calls you mentioned way back in the late 1940s. However, the square dance books I have don't seem to have the verses to the singing calls. I might suggest that you look for old vinyl LPs that have music and singing calls. I do have three but only one them has "Marcing Thru Georgia" and not any of the others. You might check ebay and your local thrift stores.
Friday, November 19, 2010 @12:26:39 PM
Good idea Carl, we just moved in not too long ago and ahve been too busy to do much researching.
The Sen. Cit center here has fantastic resources and they have ax'd (ha, ha) me to play with them.
Havent made it yet but hopefull will soon.
Thanks for the idea's
Hilarie Burhans Says:
Saturday, December 4, 2010 @2:06:03 PM
hi dannnjo... I'd visit Ralph Sweet's homepage first off; it's at sweetheartflute.com/Barn/ralph.html
Also, we've worked lots with caller Nils Fredland who does lots and lots of great old singing calls, and teaches singing squares workshops. Here are a couple of youtubes of Nils singing/calling: youtube.com/watch?v=1B3_JWsvAbg (Louisiana Swing), youtube.com/watch?v=UWlHdVavwk0 (little red wagon), youtube.com/watch?v=7p9XVlEqP5g (Nelly Bly, skip to the last third of the video), youtube.com/watch?v=Yh2PwvxEi24 (the auctioneer, one of my favorites!), youtube.com/watch?v=quu7SyfavZc (Mary Ann)
hope this helps
Saturday, December 4, 2010 @5:29:43 PM
Hilarie, yes i will give ralph sweet a look-at.
Thank u for the feedback.
and good pickin, to ya
Thursday, December 23, 2010 @2:55:42 AM
Jeff ,thanks for the youTubes ; it is the best TOOL offered by commenters so far.
Now i can hear, learn, and watch !!!
Friday, December 31, 2010 @6:02:15 AM
Youtube is the best
for learning old songs and tunes
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