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Thread #13719   Message #876336
Posted By: Joe Offer
28-Jan-03 - 02:00 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sally Ann / Ballad of Sally Anne
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Ann
There are a number of threads on this song, but no entry in the Digital Tradition. I combined today's request with the most productive of the previous threads.
sorcha, where did you get the song you posted?
I think it would be nice to include the text of the Traditional Ballad Index entry.
-Joe Offer-

Sally Anne

DESCRIPTION: "Oh where are you going, Sally Anne? (x3) I'm going to the wedding, Sally Anne. Oh shake that little foot, Sally Anne, (x3), You're a pretty good dancer, Sally Anne." "Did you ever see a muskrat, Sally Ann...." Other verses are equally unrelated
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1918
KEYWORDS: dancing nonballad marriage courting animal
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Sharp/Karpeles-80E 63, "Sally Anne" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 117, "Sally Anne" (1 text, 1 tune) (posted by Barry finn above)
PSeeger-AFB, p. 53, "Sally Ann" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 175, "Sally Ann" (1 text)

RECORDINGS:
Wade Ward, "Sally Ann" [instrumental] (on Holcomb-Ward1)
George Stoneman, "Sally Anne" [instrumental] (on LomaxCD1702)
Frank Blevins & his Tar Heel Rattlers, "Sally Aim [sic]" (Columbia 15765-D, 1927; on LostProv1 as "Sally Ann")
Pete Seeger, "Sally Ann" (on PeteSeeger06, PeteSeegerCD01); Sally Ann" (on PeteSeeger18)
Art Thieme, "Sally Ann" (on Thieme01)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Great Big Taters in Sand Land" (tune)
Notes: Lomax says that this is the same melody as the fiddle piece "Sandy Land," in turn related to "Sally Goodin." [But Lomax wasn't a fiddler. The tune is related to "Sandy Land" (actually "Great Big Taters in Sandy Land"), but I draw the line at "Sally Goodin." I'm no fiddler, either, but I've backed up a lot of them. - PJS] Certainly the banal and unrelated verses are what one would expect of a fiddle tune with words added. - RBW
File: SKE63

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