An Ontario Couple Dance - Originally and song and dance written by Doug Swallow & H.O. Ward in Glasgow, Scotland in the 1930s. Seems to have been quite a hit at that time.
"First honours for a new dance for the Coronation go to Douglas Swallow, jovial band leader at the Locarno, Streatham. Called 'St. Bernard' it is an ingenious yet simple combination of the Blues, Fox-trot, Veleta, and old-fashioned Waltz, with a tempo slightly faster than the last named. This description bears an asthonishingly close resemblance to the 'St. Bernard' of the North but starts with the wrong foot." -- Dancing Times, January 1937, quoting the London Star, Nov. 30, 1936.
"Come, let's dance tonight St. Bernard Waltz. Let's go 'round dear, just as they did in the old days that used to be. Dreams of yesterday, that grand Old-Time hall, and the hero of all and the belle of the ball in St. Bernard Waltz."
|Title||St. Bernard's Waltz|
|Subject||Grenville Hall Collection Other Music, Dance & Entertainments Couple Dances and Singing Calls Waltzes|
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