The lively and very popular hambo is a 19th-century offshoot of the gammal polska. The Norwegian dance analogous to the Swedish polska is the pols.
October 03, 2007
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Story behind the song
It sounds like Uncle Walter says this song is "an 8-Bar Hambone, not 16 bars."
My cousin Marynell reports "Harry Jr. Learned this Hambo tune from the Thorsness family. Itâ€™s a Norweigian dance. [At the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio where we performed since 1979 , I ran into a Norweigian fiddler and he played this tune exactly for the Norweigian dancers. "