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Critter Tunes From Belgium
What does Flanders have besides Bears?
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March 24, 2022 - 12:10 pm
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Flanders has BIG CRITTERS!

The "Bear Dance" is a real ear worm - I LOVE this catchy tune! 

This tune has spread all over, but originated in Flanders, possibly Medieval.  A simplified version is popular in the UK - many versions of this at thesession.org in Am, Em or Bm.  I've also included the meatier version - traditional Flemish, with the sheet music in Am. 

Laurel Swift plays the simplified version at one of her workshops - nice & slowly here: 



Anahata plays this great traditional Flemish version on melodeon, here: 



Sheet music and slow midi for the last video, in Am here: 

Berendans - Sheet Music & Midi




...can't stay away from this one! 

Think it would pair nicely with "Scatter The Mud"

Scatter The Mud Lesson Thread

- Emily

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