Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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is the same as the word in the title of the tune, it suggests that it might be the original dance.
"Yaller Gal" and "Alligator" of course, suggest a South­ern origin for the preceding dance. I wonder how much it was changed in coming West, and if it might be the original which in turn suggested the Western buffalo and Injun version.