I Asked that Pretty Girl to Be My Wife

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I ASKED THAT PRETTY GIRL TO BE MY WIFE. AKA and see "Miss Sally at the Party,” “Old Miss Sally.” Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Oklahoma. G Major. GDad tuning (fiddle). ABBBBBB'. Vocal on rpt. of 'A' section.

Asked that pretty girl to be my wife,
She wouldn't do it to save my life;
Asked that pretty girl to be my wife,
She run at me with a carving knife... (or 'old case knife'). . .{Thede}

The tune was collected in 1939 in Mississippi as "Miss Sally at the Party", with a similar rhyme sung to it.

Source for notated version: Sam Wiles (McCurtain County, Oklahoma) [Thede].

Printed sources: Thede (The Fiddle Book), 1967; pp. 86-87.

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