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Dances in the Sterling House - 1899

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
Type Image
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc

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Title Dances in the Sterling House - 1899
Description DANCES IN THE STERLING XHDOL HOUSE - 1899 Rose Mclff Sterling, Utah 91*665 . - . - , Senior Citizen Division First Place Poetry When you played the fiddle for the dances long ago, Every foot-heel kept tapping to the rhythm of the bow, And the swirling skirts and flounces, if you had an eagle eye-fit was one I cultivated)-a glimpse of ankle you could spy. All musicians need some pruning, with a little mountain dew! Then the dancers yelled for favorites-and yes, you called then tool With "Allemande right, and allercande left, and then old dosie-doe," The chicken hopped in and out to the fiddle and the T»w. All it took was one loud call Froa Eric or Elmer, "Balance all- To the Gents promenade once and one-half"- "*"- " ¦ Our feet's give out, but we won't quit yet. Sand tables made the bed for our babies now to sleep, And a grey-haired grandma or two- fixing vittles and stealing a change to dance When the coffee Has set to brew! But the fiddle awl the bow kept the music sweet __ ......._ And the calls were answered by willing feet- " " "" ^jjj The moon went down and the sun came up soon And folks scurried for chores to do before noon. But they sang a. little tune as they went their way, Ifith an •allemande" to chickens and a "defile" to the hay. The milk sang a tune as it splashed in the foam- Aral the dancers and the fiddle an3 the bow went home. - - -- Sources From the history of ELaer W. Ludvigsen (l880-19?6) ¦- ^ ' ' ¦#*¦ ¦>'--¦ ....... -¦¦-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324229
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc/324229