Big Sweet Taters in Sandy Land
X:1 T:Big Sweet Taters in Sandy Land S:Clyde Davenport M:C| L:1/8 N:GDgd tuning (fiddle) D:Clyde Davenport - Puncheon Camps F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/big-sweet-taters-sandy-land Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G [G,2D2]-|[G,2D2]+slide+B2 +slide+BA G2|A-B2(AB2)[G,2D2]-|[G,2D2]+slide+B2 +slide+B/A/G ED|G3A G2[G,2D2]-| [G,2D2]+slide+B2 BA G2|A-B2(B d2)(de|d2)B<G A<G(E<D)|G3A G2:| |:d2-|ddgd e2d2|de2g e2d(e|e)d ge d2B2|Bd2(e d2)(d2| dB) dg e<d B2|(B d2)(d/e/d2) (de)|d2B<G A<G(E<D)|G3A G2:|]
BIG SWEET TATERS IN SANDY LAND. AKA and see "Great Big Tater(s) in Sandy Land," "Sally Ann ." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; Kentucky, Ozark Mountains. G Major. GDgd tuning (fiddle). AABB. A traditional tune usually known as "Great Big Taters in Sandy Land" (see that listing for more), collected in the Ozarks and recorded under this title by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph for the Library of Congress in the early 1940's. Jeff Titon recorded a version in the field from the playing of Clyde Davenport (Monticello, Wayne County, Ky.) in 1990. The tune is a version of the well-known "Sally Ann " and "Sail Away Ladies ."