Sal went down to the Cider Mill

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SAL WENT DOWN TO THE CIDER MILL. AKA - "Sal's Gone Down to the Cider Mill." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, north Georgia. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The ditty sung to the melody has to do with alcoholic beverages.

Sal went down to the cider mill,
The one that's up on the top of the hill.

Sal went down to the mill one day,
Drank each drink till she couldn't get away.

I asked that gal to marry me,
She said no just as quick as you please.

Sal went down to the cider mill,
Drank each drink till she got her fill.

Sal went down to the cider mill,
Drank each drink and she couldn't sit still.

Sal and the boys went huckleberry pickin',
They all fell down and Sal got a lickin'. .....[Kuntz]


Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Jay Ungar (N.Y.) who had the tune from the Skillet Lickers (Ga.) [Kuntz].

Printed sources : - Kuntz (Ragged but Right), 1987; p. 328.

Recorded sources: - County 506, The Skillet Lickers - "Old Time Tunes (vol. 1)." County CD 3509, The Skillet Lickers - "Old Time Fiddle Tunes and Songs from North Georgia" (1996). Philo 1040, Jay Ungar and Lyn Hardy - "Catskill Mountain Goose Chase" (1977).

See also listing at:
See an excellent biography of the Skillet Lickers at the Bluegrass Messengers site [1]



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