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As for the music, the simple, well-known airs such as "Turkey in the Straw," "Shell Be Comin' Round the MounĀ­tain" and "Pop Goes the Weasel" are generally used. But many of the youngsters prefer to square dance to strictly modern music, and many groups use that exclusively. It is really the abandon with which the music is played, the gifts of the caller and the gala spirit of the dancers themĀ­selves which have enabled the country dance to go to town.