Three singing squares - Vermont, 1956


Three singing squares - Vermont, 1956


Northern / Singing


Three singing squares from an October 6, 1956 recording of the Dick Perry Orchestra and caller Ira Huntley playing a square dance in Newfane, Vermont. Original tape donated to the Vermont Folklife Center by John Stone. This audio is very clear, professionally digitized by the VFC staff.

1) Marching through Georgia: Note that the caller finishes the figure by singing, "As we go marching together" or "same as we did down in Georgia" instead of the more common "as we go marching through Georgia."

2) Two Head Gents Cross Over (Wearing of the Green)

3) Belle of the Ball

Vermont Public Radio aired a short story about the memories evoked by listening to this clip, an interview with John Stone, who made the original recording. Additional information and photographs from the event have been posted by the Vermont Folklife Center. The photographs are also available as a Related Item on this website.


John Stone


Vermont Folklife Center

Date Created

October 6, 1956

Spatial Coverage

USA, Vermont, Newfane

Temporal Coverage


Item Relations

This Item is related to Item: Dick Perry Orchestra - dance photographs