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NANCY ANNE. AKA – "Nancy Ann." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; West Virginia, Virginia, eastern Kentucky. A Mixolydian. Standard or AEae tunings (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (Phillips): AA'BB' (Krassen). See also cognate versions of this reel as "Little Sally Ann" and "Sally Ann the Gal I Like" by Pike County, Ky., fiddler Owen "Snake" Chapman, and as "Possum up a Simmon Tree (1)" by northeast Kentucky fiddler Buddy Thomas.

Frankin George (Photograph by Rick Lee)

Source for notated version: W. Franklin George (b. 1928, Bluefield, W.Va) [Krassen]; Ted Erhard with Footloose [Phillips].

Printed sources: Krassen (Masters of Old-Time Fiddling), 1983; pp. 104–105. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 161. Silberberg (Fiddle Tunes I Learned at the Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 104.

Recorded sources: Greenhays GR 710, John McCutcheon – "Fine Times at Our House" (1982. Learned from Uncle Charlie Osborne, Russell Co., Va.). Kanawha 307, Franklin George (W.Va.) – "Traditional Music for Banjo, Fiddle and Bagpipes" (1967) Rounder 0032, Buddy Thomas – "Possum Up a 'Simmon Tree."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear the tune played by Old Buck on youtube.com [2]




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