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X:1 T:Polly Ann M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Fast" N:AEac# tuning (fiddle) S:Arthur Smith (1898-1971, Humphreys County, east Tennessee) D:Smithsonian Folkways CD FW02379, "Look! Who's Here: D:Old Timers of the Grand Ole Opry" (1964. Recorded in 1957.) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/polly-ann Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A {B}[c2c2][c2c2][cc]BA2|[cc]BA2 [c3c3]B |cBAc BAFE|FA2B A2[B2c2]-| [c2c2][cc]d cBAB|[cc]BAB [c4c4]|[c2c2]Ac Bc[E2A2]|FA2B A2[B2c2]-| [c2c2][c2c2]- [cc]BAB|[cc]BAB [c3c3](B|cBcB c2)E2|FA2B A3(A/B/| A[c3c3]) [cc]BAB| [cc]BAB [c4c4]|[c2c2]Ac Bc[E2A2]|FA2B A4|| |:A,CEF A2 Ac|BAFA FFAF|EDEG A2A2|BAFD E3C| A,CEF AGAc|BABA {B}[c3c3]d|ecAc Bc E2|FA2B A4:|]



POLLY ANN. AKA and see "Pretty Polly Ann" (?). American, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEac# tuning (fiddle). AABB. A tune called "Polly Ann" was in the repertory of Alabama fiddler Monkey Brown (1897-1972). It was also listed in the Northwest Alabamian of August 29, 1929, as one of the tunes likely to be played at an upcoming fiddlers' convention (Cauthen, 1990). See also northern Virginia fiddler John Ashby's (1915-1979) version of the tune as "<incipit title="load:betty" width=850 link="https://tunearch.org/wiki/Betty Ann">Betty Ann</incipit>.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Folkways FW02379_210, McGee Brothers and Arthur Smith - "Look! Who's Here: Old Timers of the Grand Ole Opry" (1964. Recorded 1957).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Arthur Smith's 1957 recording at Slippery Hill [2]



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