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Beginners Square Dances - Southeast Michigan - MI

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Some people ask me what kind of music I typically use.  I use square dance music (mostly on 45 RPM records) made specifically for square dancing.  Most of the music I use can be classified as old time popular and country music, although there are some newer country songs made into square dance records also.


There are two primary types of square dance music: Hoedowns (for general patter calling), and Singing calls (songs that have words that go with them.


Below is just a sampling of some of my favorite records that I use for both.



Good hoedown music I use:

Old Joe Clark


Turkey in the Straw

Old Dan Tucker

Boil them Cabbages Down

Salty Dog Rag







Good Singing Call music I use:

Alabama Jubilee

If you’re gonna play in Texas (gotta have a fiddle in the band)

This Old House

Second Hand Rose

Crawdad Song

El Paso City

I Saw the Light


King of the Road

City of New Orleans

Lord I Hope this Day is Good

I feel that Old Age Creepin’ On

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary

Peg of my Heart

Beer Barrel Polka

Wabash Cannonball

Ghost Riders


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