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X:1 T:Sammy Smug C:Edward E. Rice N:From Rice’s stage production “Evangeline, or The Belle of Acadia” (1874) M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:George H. Coes - Coes Album of Jigs and Reels for the Violin (1876, p. 64) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D/D/|GG GB|d3D|GG GB|d3d|ee cc|dd BB|cB AG|A d2D/D/| GG GB|de/d/ ^c/d/B/d/|GG GB|de/d/ ^c/d/B/G/|ee cc|dd B>D|D^DEF|G3|| D|G>F .G/.A/.B/.c/|dg dD|G>F G/A/B/c/|dg dd|e/d/c/e/ dB|c/B/A/c/ BG|^GA B^c|ed=cA| G>F G/A/B/c/|dg dD|G>F G/A/B/c/|dg dd|e/d/c/e/ dB|c/B/A/c/ BG|EG FA|Gz [Bg]||

SAMMY SMUG. American, Song Air (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Sammy Smug" was the name of a sea song from the stage production Evangeline; or, The Belle of Acadia, written and composed by American musical composer and theater producer Edward E. Rice (1845-1924) in 1874 as a burlesque on Longfellow's epic poem "Evangeline."

Chorus: Oh, the wind is Sou’, Sou’-Ea’,v The wind is piping free,
The wind is blowing, and the ship is going
And carrying me away from thee,
Oh, the wind is Sou’, Sou’-Ea’,
The wind is piping free:
The wind, it is a blowing,
And the ship it is a going,
Would always say

Now Sammy loved a gallus girl,
And she did also love Sam well!
And spliced they would have surely been,
But for a hideous blow as fell;
For, sailing one day on the sea,
Poor Sammy, he was drowndièd.
Oh! His messmates who were there that day,
And grabbled in vain as he sank away,
Say that some words they heard him say,
And these were the words he said:

See also "Happy Valentine Schottische."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - George H. Coes (Coes Album of Jigs and Reels for the Violin), 1876; p. 64.

See also listing at :
See/hear "Sammy Smug" performed in an excerpt from Evangeline at [1]

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