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 (Cecil Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: dancing nonballad marriage courting animal
REFERENCES (8 citations):
SharpAp 240, "Sally Anne" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sharp/Karpeles-80E 63, "Sally Anne" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownSchinhanV 673, "Sally Ann" (1 text, 1 tune)
Rosenbaum, p. 82, "Sally Ann" (1 text, 1 tune)
Arnold, p. 38, "Sally Ann" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 117, "Sally Anne" (1 text, 1 tune)
PSeeger-AFB, p. 53, "Sally Ann" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 175, "Sally Ann" (1 text)

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Frank Blevins & his Tar Heel Rattlers, "Sally Aim [sic]" (Columbia 15765-D, 1932; rec. 1927; on LostProv1 as "Sally Ann")
Fiddlin' John Carson, "Sally Ann" (OKeh 40419, 1925)
Rufus Crisp, "Blue Goose" (on Crisp01)
The Hillbillies, "Sally Ann" (OKeh 40336, 1925) (Vocalion 5019/Brunswick 105 [as Al Hopkins & his Buckle Busters], 1927)
Clint Howard et al, "Sally Ann" (on Ashley02, WatsonAshley01)
Snuffy Jenkins, "Sally Ann" (on ClassBanj)
Doc Roberts, "Sally Ann" (Perfect 15467, 1931)
Pete Seeger, "Sally Ann" (on PeteSeeger06, PeteSeegerCD01); Sally Ann" (on PeteSeeger18)
J. C. "Jake" Staggers, "Sally Ann" (on FolkVisions2)
George Stoneman, "Sally Anne" [instrumental] (on LomaxCD1702)
Art Thieme, "Sally Ann" (on Thieme01)
Wade Ward, "Sally Ann" [instrumental] (on Holcomb-Ward1)

cf. "Great Big Taters in Sand Land" (tune)
cf. "Sal's Got a Meatskin" (lyrics)
NOTES [106 words]: 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
The Rufus Crisp recording, "Blue Goose," is a conglomerate. But as we define it, "Sally Anne" is a song with this pattern, a lot of floating verses, and the name, "Sally Anne." What more do we want? - RBW, PJS.
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