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Thread #142567 Message #3289871
Posted By: Mo the caller
13-Jan-12 - 07:31 AM
Thread Name: core dances
Subject: RE: core dances
I sent the pm to FloraG not to FloraG. (not the one with a .) Did you join twice?
People write singing calls to any tune they fancy, other callers find another tune that fits and the dance changes it's name. I have an old recording of an American caller Jonesy singing Solomon Levi. Any time that dance is called in England nowadays it's to the tune I want to be Near You.
And the real standard singing call is Redwing. Various versions of the introduction on records, same basic figure. No-one now would call it to any other tune. But an old book calls it Dip and Dive and suggests a different tune. You'd need to listen to that one, maybe your club has a record.
Then different callers write dances to the tunes they like to sing, so 1 tune may have more than one dance.
John Meachan wrote one to "Does your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavour?" which appeals to us oldies. Also a hard one to "Lady Madonna"