Jenny Get Around
X:1 T:Jenny get around N:from the playing of John Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Fast" N:From home recordings made in 1941-1942 by Salyer's sons D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/4210 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A (3efg|:Sa2a2 fecd |ecBA cAEF|A2 (3efg|a2 fa e2c2|+slide+[e6e6]ef| a2a2e2f2|ecBA cAEF|A2A2 E2 EF |AEFG A2A2:|| E2 f2 ecBA| cAEF A2A2 |E2 f2ecBA |cABA F2F2| E2f2 ecBA|cABG A2A2|E2 EF AEFG|[M:2/4]A2A2| [M:C|]E2 f2 ecBA| cAEF A2A2 |E2 f2ecAA |cAE2 F2F2| E2f2 ecBA|cABG A2A2|E2 EG FEFG|[M:2/4]A2efS||
JENNY GET AROUND. Old-Time, Song and Breakdown. USA, Kentucky. A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is known as an eastern Kentucky tune, popular with both fiddlers and banjo players. Jeff Titon (2001) says the tune is related to one of the "Liza Jane" melody types, and points out similarities between the 'A' part of "Jenny Get Around" and the 'B' part of Clyde Davenport's "Liza Jane." Mark Wilson points out relationships between "Jenny..." and the "Sugar Hill" tune family. Titon calls it a regional eastern Kentucky tunes and finds it listed twice on the Berea, Kentucky, tune lists of 1915. However is is known in the Ozarks as well. It is often sung, with banjo accompaniment and was collected as a song by John and Alan Lomax, who printed it in their book Our Singing Country (1941, pp. 63-65).