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SHADY GROVE [4]. American, Reel (whole or cut time). USA; north Georgia. A Mixolydian (Spadaro): G Mixolydian (Rosenbaum): G Major (Johnson). AEae or Standard tunings (fiddle). AABB.

Shady Grove, sugar Betty Ann,
Shady Grove I say,
Shady Grove, sugar Betty Ann,
Bound to leave this place.

Shady Grove's a pretty little girl,
Mighty hard to please;
She went to sleep by herself one cold night,
And I hope, by jinks, she'll freeze. ..... [Rosenbaum/Bruce]


Additional notes

Source for notated version: - banjo player W. Guy Bruce (Trion, Chattooga County, Georgia) [Rosenbaum].

Printed sources : - Johnson (The Kitchen Musician: Occasional Collection of Old Timey Fiddle Tunes for Hammer Dulcimer, Fiddle, etc., No. 2), 1982 (revised 1988, 2003); p. 4. Rosenbaum (Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in North Georgia), 1989; pp. 138 139. Spadaro (10 Cents a Dance), 1980; p. 38.

Recorded sources: -Fretless 136, Arm and Hammer String Band - "Stay on the Farm."



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