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X:1 T:Sally Kelly's Reel [4] M:C L:1/8 B:Petrie - Third Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances (1802) K:F c|Add^c d2 df|edcd efga|fde^c d2 AF|GBAG FDD:| |:A|FGAc F/F/F A2|FGAc BGGe|fde^c d2 AF|GBAG FDD:|

SALLY KELLY [4]. AKA and see "Lisdoonvarna Polka (2)," "Leather Away with the Wattle." English, March (?) (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in the music manuscript copybooks of Luther Kingsley of Mansfield, Connecticut, and English musician John Buttery, from about the same time period--the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th. While very little is known of Kingsley, Buttery (1784-1854) was a fifer with British army's 37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot (so designated in the army reorganization of 1782), who served from 1797-1814. Later in life he emigrated to Canada, where he died. A tune entitled "Sally Kelly O" was entered into the c. 1777 music commonplace book of Aaron Thompson and appears to be a variant. The tune is better-known as "Leather away the Wattle" and a variety of other names.

See also the related "Richmond Hill (1)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Abraham Mackintosh (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Jigs &c.), Newcastle, after 1797; p. 4. Robert Petrie (Third Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances), 1802; p.

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