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square dance tunes

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;

alabama jubilee

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

Thanks       Dan



16 comments on “square dance tunes”

rinemb Says:
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

dannnjo Says:
Saturday, November 6, 2010 @11:34:07 AM

Brad, TY
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
dan

tgaryc Says:
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

Oalbrets Says:
Saturday, November 6, 2010 @2:49:51 PM

Bluegrasslyrics.com

dannnjo Says:
Saturday, November 6, 2010 @6:25:43 PM

Gary and Oscar thanks i will definitely check it out

dannnjo Says:
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)

dannnjo Says:
Sunday, November 7, 2010 @5:14:25 PM

.toneway is a easy fun sight; has lots of ol timey, southern, traditional tunes'
Thanks Gary

carlb Says:
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.

dannnjo Says:
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
DLM

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

dannnjo Says:
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
Dan

Wanted1ghw Says:
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @9:33:49 AM

Hi Dan, I found this on the you-tube and maybe it might help.
youtube.com/watch?v=x8CFbV-EwFc

Wanted1ghw Says:
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @9:48:57 AM

youtube.com/watch?v=thEWpsOGwkI

Wanted1ghw Says:
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @9:58:06 AM

youtube.com/watch?v=EnIRTwNe9MY

dannnjo Says:
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 !!!

dannnjo Says:
Friday, December 31, 2010 @6:02:15 AM

Youtube is the best
for learning old songs and tunes

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