Hi Folks , thanks everyone for your help .
it is most appreciated !!
Jack Doctors , Thanks for the e mail unfortunately my firewall blocked some of the style parts , but you have been very helpful with the style type and put me on the right track .
Bud Whipple , this music has it's roots in a russian folk tune and was a novelty number and was in the charts around about 1969 .
On a more serious note if anyone has seen old pathe news reels on the final days of the 2nd world war where the American and British armies link up with the Russian army , a Russian soldier is playing on the Piano accordion "Cataschok" .
It is a simple but very effective lively piece of music .
The 1969 version even had a few bars of the "volga boatman" and then speeds up to the polka/russian style of which we are all familiar.
I used to regularly perform the tune in my youth !! and is great for audience participation !!
Lets move forward 30 plus years I'm asked to play at a retirement home and a lady came up to me and said she had seen me and remembers a russian tune I used to include in my act !!
I thought is it the Sabre dance and played a few bars , is it Czardas , no the lady said it is the one where you get everyone singing and clapping their hands and joining in !!
So I played it and it went down a storm !!
so the tune is going back into the repetoire .
In those days I had no midi / keyboard/ expander hooked up to the squeeze box !!!
I was not sure of the style to use so thanks to everyone .
Elizabeth .. if you want the sheet music I'll gladly get it scanned and sent to you ! early in the New year !!
Best wishes to you all in 2007