Sal's got a Wooden Leg laid away
X:1 T:Sal's got a Wooden Leg N:From the playing of fiddler David Myers (Marshall N:County, southwest Ky.), recorded in the field in Oct., 1991 N:by Steve Rice. Learned from his mother "years ago." M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/5269 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G (3DEF|G2 Bc dBGA|B2 BB BcBA|GGBc dBGB|A2 AA AcBA| GGBc dBGA|B2 BB B-cdd | e2ee egfe| dcBA G2:| |:Bc|d2g2f2g2|A-B2B BcBA|G2g2f2g2|a3b a2(3ABc| d2g2f2g2|A-B2c B2(3Bcd|e2ee egfe|dcBA [G2B2]:|
SAL'S GOT A WOODEN LEG LAID AWAY. AKA and see "Hop Light Ladies," "Hop High Ladies." American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was recorded under this title for the Library of Congress by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, from Ozarks Mountains fiddlers in the early 1940's. See similarly titled song/tune "Sal got a Meatskin" that also has the 'floating' verse about Sal and the wooden leg. The first of the Hollywood singing cowboy stars, Ken Maynard (1895–1973), sang "Sal's got a Wooden Leg laid away" in his film Parade of the West (1930). A western swing tune called "Sally's got a Wooden Leg" was recorded by the Sons of the West for OKeh Records (06587, 78 RPM) in 1941, although it is built on an uptempo blues progression and has no relation to the folksong. and rock artist Janis Joplin reportedly sang the song in her early days in Austin, Texas.