Annotation:Sally will You Marry Me? (1)

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X:1 T:Sally will You Marry Me? [1] S:Melvin Wine (W.Va.) M:C| L:1/8 D:Melvin Wine - Hannah at the Springhouse (1989) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G ef|gdbd aged|Bd2B d2ef|gdbd aged|Be2e [e2e2]ef| gdbd aged|Bd2B d2ef|g2fa gded|Be2B efed|| BGAE [G,2G2][D2A2]|[G,G]BAG EFGE|DB,DE G2 [D2A2]|+slide+[e2e2]-[ee]d efed| BGAE [G,2G2][D2A2]|[G,G]BAG EFGE|DB,DG- GBAF|GBA2 G2[DA]([GB]| B)GAE [G,2G2][D2A2]|[G,G]BAG EFGE|DB,DG [D2B2] [D2A2]|+slide+[e2e2]-[ee]d efed| BGAE [G,2G2][D2A2]|[G,G]BAG EFGE|DB,D[G,G]- [G,2G2]AG|BGA2 G2]|]

SALLY, WILL YOU MARRY ME [1]. AKA – “Sal, Won't You Marry Me.” American, Reel (cut time). USA, West Virginia. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Most versions of the tune are sourced to Braxton County, West Virginia, fiddler Melvin Wine [1] (1909-2003).
Melvin Wine

"Sandy River Belle" is a related melody. West Virginia/East Kentucky fiddler Ed Haley's "Sally will You Marry Me? (2)" is a different tune.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Pete Sutherland (Vt.) [Phillips]; Melvin Wine [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; pp. 578-579. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 1), 1994; p. 213. Silberberg (93 Fiddle Tunes I Didn’t Learn at the Tractor Tavern), 2004; p. 38.

Recorded sources : - Heritage XXXIII, Judy Hyman - "Visits" (1981). Marimac AHS 2 (cass.), Melvin Wine – “Hannah at the Springhouse” (1989). Carl Baron – “Banjo Stuff.”

See also listing at :
Hear Melvin Wine's recording at Slippery Hill [2]
See Erynn Marshall's tutorial at [3]

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