Sail away Ladies (4)

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X:1 % T:Sail away Ladies [4] S:J.P. Fraley (Rush, Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Rounder 0037, J.P. and Annadeene Fraley - "Wild Rose of the Mountain” (1974) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G [DB]-|[D3d3][DB]-[D2d2][D2d2]|g2AB [G4c4]|[D3A3]A[F2A2][D2A2]|cBAc [G4B4]| [G3B3]A [GB][GA]GF|E[C2E2][C4E4]|(F[F2A2])B AGFE|D[G3B3][G3B3]A| BABc d2ef|g2 AB [G4c4]|[D3A3]A[F2A2][D2A2]|([Gc][GB][GA][Gc]) [G4B4]| [G3B3]A [GB]AGF|E[C2E2][C4E4]|(F[F2A2])B AGFE|D[G3B3][G3B3]|| |:D|G,2B,D BAGF|E2 [CE][CE][C2E2]GE|DEFG ABcA|B2 GB AGED| G,2B,D BAGF|E2 [C2E2][C4E4]|DEFG AcBA|[G6B6][GB]:|]



SAIL AWAY LADIES [4]. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Kentucky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): ABB (Titon): AABB (Brody, Phillips). No relation to “Sail away Ladies (1)," the tune that usually goes by this title and is a member of the “Sally Ann (1)”/"Great Big Taters in Sandy Land" tune family. Some have suggested that the tune may be related to Ed Haley’s “Indian Ate the Woodchuck (2),” but others do not hear the resemblance. Gus Meade and Mark Wilson, however, point to a relation with Kentucky fiddler Kenny Baker’s “Indian Killed a Woodcock” (see "Indian Ate the Woodchuck (1)").

Jesse Presley "J.P." Fraley (1924-2011)


Additional notes

Source for notated version: - J.P. Fraley (Denton, Boyd County, Ky.), learned from his father, Richard Fraley, also a fiddler, who called the tune by the “Sail Away” title. According to Betty Vornbrock, Fraley remembered hearing Arthur Smith’s version (“Sail Away Ladies [1]") on the radio long after he learned his father’s version [Brody, Phillips, Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler’s Fakebook), 1983; p. 242. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 207. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 137. Titon (Old Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 141, p. 167.

Recorded sources: - Bee Balm 302, “The Corndrinkers.” Rounder 0037, J.P. and Annadeene Fraley - "Wild Rose of the Mountain” (1974).



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