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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).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - John M. Salyer [1] (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky., 1941) [Milliner & Koken, Titon].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 331. Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Music), 2001; No. 74, p. 103.

Recorded sources : - Berea College Appalachian Center AC003, "John M. Salyer: Home Recordings 1941-1942, vol. 2" (1993). Jim Martin Productions JMP201, Gerry Milnes (et al) - "Gandydancer." June Apal 0051, Lee Sexton - "Whoa Mule" (1988). June Apal 0055, Morgan Sexton - "Rock Dust" (1989). Mudthumper Music MM-0030, Clare Milliner and Walt Koken - "Just Tunes."

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear two Ozarks banjo versions at the Wolf Collection [3] [4]
Hear fiddler Bruce Greene's 1990 version at Berea Digital Content [5]
Hear fidler John Salyer's 1940-41 version at Berea Sound Archives [6]



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