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July 31, 2011

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If you can't find the original music I would recommend
the Richmond Cotillion/Polka on Wayne Erbsen's Wing Ding
cd [Native Ground 114] It has four repeats and ends with
a half more to polka all the set. We dance it in four couple sets
so all get a chance to "chase or coquette" as it suits the couple.
There is a very nice but slower version on Phil Williams' Dance Music
of the Oregon Trail [voyager 350-also from Erbsen's website].

Happily, there's no need for alternate music -- I've just edited the post to add links to two commercially-available recordings of the tune that just need editing for length (as almost any recording will) and a little upping of tempo.

Anyone using live musicians will have no problem at all, since the sheet music is online and just needs to be arranged in 32-bar repeats to suit the dance.

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