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Thread #52294 Message #805273
Posted By: Snuffy
17-Oct-02 - 09:02 AM
Thread Name: Best Closing Song for Nursing Home Gigs
Subject: RE: Best Closing Song for Nursing Home Gigs
Over here Old Time dances (Barn Dance, Veleta, St Bernards, etc) were still common in villages until well into the 60s. They tended to use medleys of popular songs of the previous 100 years. The band would just play the tunes, but people would sing the choruses while dancing.
Some of these medleys became almost compulsory. For example, if I start off with a chorus of "Daisy, Daisy" everybody over 50 knows that the next tune in the medley will be "She was a sweet little dickie bird"