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Thread #13719 Message #876795
Posted By: GUEST,Q
28-Jan-03 - 02:24 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sally Ann / Ballad of Sally Anne
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Ann
The fiddle tune, Sally Ann, fiddle Henry Reed, guitar Gene Reed, may be heard in American Memory (item 2 under Sally Ann). Henry Reed Collection (other tunes played by him in the collection).
A song (sheet music) by Dave Reed Jr, Sally Ann, 1905, in American Memory, seems to have no clear relationship to the fiddle-dance tune.
Daniel D. Emmett wrote a song called "Jack on the Green," 1863, which has a character Sally Ann. Item 4 under Sally Ann in American Memory. Plantation Song for Bryant's Minstrels.
Be ready, cut an' dry, De Moon am gettin' high,
Sally ann, scratch your track in de grabble an' be off 'fore de broke o' day;
You kiss her shiney face, Den sugar loss its tase,
Her eyes shine like a long taller candle for to gib us a light on the way.
"Jack on the Green" was written during the war, and has the couplets:
Old Jack was ten feet high, an' forty feet aroun',
He hab to look down twice before he seen de groun'.
Dar's Uncle Sam dey say, hab spoken to his dad,
To buy Jack's cow hyde boots, to make an iron clad.