Little Lady Goin' to the Country

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LITTLE LADY GOIN' TO THE COUNTRY. AKA and see "Sal Got a Meatskin/Sal's a Got a Meatskin." American, Reel. The reel, a member of the larger "Sally Ann (1)/Sally Ann (3)" tune family, was a favorite tune of African-American fiddler Uncle Whit Walker, who influenced composer W.C. Handy (W.C. Handy: Father of the Blues, 1941; p. 6). Handy said he would accompany Walker by playing 'straws' (actually, knitting needles) on the bass strings while the fiddler played the tune on the treble. The reel is. Lyrics to the song/tune begin:

Sally got a meat skin laid away,
Sally got a meat skin laid away;
Sally got a meat skin laid away,
To grease her wooden leg every day.

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