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Old 09-07-2004, 01:34 PM   #1
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49 vs. Round Dance songs

Due to the recent controversy surrounding the 49 Contest at Schmitzun, I thought I would run this past the readership.
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Round dance songs (especially those with words) are sung at most 49's.

However there IS a difference between 49 songs with English words vs. round dance songs with English words.

If you are in a 49 contest, knowledgable judges WILL know the difference and score a drum accordingly. (ie "Black Jack Daisy" is a 49 song, "Party Time" is a round dance . . . and so on.,). There are so many 49 songs that you can literally sing a different song all night and not have to repeat the same song.

In 49 country, songs are sung in sets. Sometimes two to three drums will sing at the same time in different areas of the 49. Again in 49 country, 49 songs are not mixed in the set with round dance songs - normally. However, younger singers are beginning to mix these two types of songs, due to their inexperience of not knowing the difference or not knowing a lot of 49 songs.

Round dance songs with English words are normally reserved for the last set in a 49 . . . 'bout when the sun is coming up.

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