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Lyr Req: Sally Ann (Clarence Ashley version)

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Goody2Shz 04 Feb 02 - 10:44 PM
Suffet 04 Feb 02 - 11:30 PM
Suffet 04 Feb 02 - 11:33 PM
GUEST,Gene 05 Feb 02 - 04:14 AM
GUEST,Janice in NJ 05 Feb 02 - 03:31 PM
Uncle_DaveO 05 Feb 02 - 03:45 PM
Suffet 05 Feb 02 - 09:26 PM
GUEST,Pete Peterson 06 Feb 02 - 11:31 AM
Suffet 06 Feb 02 - 06:40 PM
Guy Wolff 07 Feb 02 - 11:03 AM
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Subject: Sally Ann
From: Goody2Shz
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 10:44 PM

Anybody out there have the lyrics for Sally Ann as done by Clarence Ashley. You guys are always a wealth of information, and I'm hoping one of you can help me with this one. Thanks!


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Subject: Lyr Add: SALLY ANN
From: Suffet
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 11:30 PM

Here's how I do it. Old-timey banjo, C tuning.


SALLY ANN
Traditional
Third verse by Stephen L. Suffet © 1971, 2002

Ever see a muskrat, Sally Ann,
Draggin' his thick tail through the sand,
Pickin' a banjo, kickin' up sand?
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.

I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.
I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.

Make my livin' in sandy land,
Make my livin' in sandy land,
Make my livin' in sandy land,
Raise them taters, Sally Ann.

I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.
I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.

Gonna raise ten children, Sally Ann,
Raise 'em up as fast as we can,
Raise ten children, Sally Ann,
Show the world I'm a natural man.


I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.
I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.

So, y'ever see a muskrat, Sally Ann,
Draggin' his thick tail through the sand,
Pickin' a banjo, kickin' up sand?
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.

I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.
I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.


---- Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Ann
From: Suffet
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 11:33 PM

I don't know what went wrong with the line breaks in the third verse (the one I wrote). Here it is again.


Ever see a muskrat, Sally Ann
Draggin' his thick tail through the sand,
Pickin' the banjo, kickin' up sand?
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.


--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Ann
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 04:14 AM

Another version of Sally Ann is here:

http://www.runet.edu/~bluegrass/songlnk.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Ann
From: GUEST,Janice in NJ
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 03:31 PM

I've heard Mr. Suffet perform Sally Ann on the banjo, and whatever he lacks in subtlety and technique he more than makes up for enthusiasm and energy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Ann
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 03:45 PM

You gotta hear Pete Seeger's version, on Folkways, from the early 50s!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Ann
From: Suffet
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 09:26 PM

What neither Mr. Oestereich nor Ms. Dugan knows is that I first learned Sally Ann from that Pete Seeger LP.


I can't figure out how I messed it up twice, but here's that third verse. Don't bother looking for it on Pete's recording.

Gonna raise ten children, Sally Ann,
Raise 'em up as fast as we can,
Raise ten children, Sally Ann,
Show the world I'm a natural man.


--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Ann
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 06 Feb 02 - 11:31 AM

Mr. Suffet, it sounds like we both had the same experience: hear the Pete Seeger 10" Folkways recording many years ago & only later hear Ashley's version & realize where he got it. (it's been many years-- did Seeger credit Ashley or Rufus Crisp?) Most of the time when I play Sally Ann it is the Round Peak/Galax version in D, without words; as a local calls it, "the Surry County national anthem." Thanks for reminding me of the other! PETE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Ann
From: Suffet
Date: 06 Feb 02 - 06:40 PM

I do Sally Ann in C, using a combination of styles that Pete Seeger would call in his banjo book "whamming," "frailing," and "duble thumbing." Here are the chords I use in C tuning (gCGBD). Note that what I call Am is actually Am7 beause of the 5th string drone. I guess that means F is really F2, if the chord exists by that name.

Each chord is written immediately before syllable on which change occurs.

[C] Ever see a muskrat, [Am] Sally Ann,
[C] Draggin' his thick tail [Am] through the sand,
[C] Pickin' a banjo, [Am] kickin' up sand?
[G7] I'm gonna marry you, [C] Sally Ann.

[F] I'm gonna marry you, [C] Sal gal,
[G7]I'm gonna marry you, [C]Sally Ann.
[F] I'm gonna marry you, [C] Sal gal,
[G7] I'm gonna marry you, [C] Sally Ann.


--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Ann
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 07 Feb 02 - 11:03 AM

For the fun of it try raising the B note up to C and have a DOUBLE C tuning.. It's alot of fun like that.. All the best ,Guy.
From the vidio of clarence it looks like he's using that tuning on " Free a little bird " Or " Blue ridge Mts." I cant remember now. Lots of frailing not a ton of left hand work
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