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Banjo tablatures for Sally Ann

Earl Scruggs

Recomended level: Intermediate

Tags: #up-the-neck, #up-tempo, #fiddle tune, #banjo tune

The balled of sally Anne is one unusual country song that exists among the race lynching group. It was recorded by mark OConnor. The melody is also called "Sandy Land" and "The Sandy Land's Great Big Taters." the tune was named after Howdy's wife, who was in the band for kinds of stuff like vocals and was still there even when her husband left. The Hill Billies, a region band from Galax, Va., recorded an influential version in 1925 (re-released on Document DOC-8039). "The Ballad of Sally Anne" is a song with lyrics written by Alice Randall to a traditional tune that is unusual for the topic among country songs, a race lynching. The Companion of the Fiddler says: AKA and see "Beano", "Darneo", "Dineo". Roan Mountain, Tennessee's Fiddler Joe Birch field (1911-2001), played a version of "Sally Ann" in C's key. Sally Ann' was jokingly called the Surry County, North Carolina ' national anthem.' Among the many early recordings of the song was a version that came from Ashe County, North Carolina. String band, Frank Blevins and His Tar Hell Rattlers (a name made up on the spot at the 1927 Columbia recording session in Atlanta for 16-year-old fiddler Frank Blevins, his older brother, and guitarist Ed Blevins and b). The song was recorded by the New Nashville Cats band project from Mark O'Connor.

  • Banjo Sally Ann Scruggs Style

    Scruggs Style

    This is the arrangement of Sally Ann straight off the ultimate bluegrass banjo record - Foggy Mountain Banjo. Sally Ann includes essential up-the-neck vocabulary.

    Banjo Sally Ann Scruggs Style
  • Banjo Sally Ann Melodic Style

    Melodic Style

    In contrast to the Scruggs arrangement this version of Sally Ann gives you a more fiddle tune-esque approach, using melodic and single string style phrasing.

    Banjo Sally Ann Melodic Style
  • Banjo Sally Ann Backup


    This arrangement of Sally Ann demonstrates a classic approach to backup up a fiddle player. Open strings and forward rolling patterns are great for fiddle backup.

    Banjo Sally Ann Backup