Old Aunt Sally

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 Theme code Index    5L125 1H71H1H
 Also known as    My Old Aunt Sally
 Composer/Core Source    Biography:Dan Emmett
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Minstrel
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Gumbo Chaff
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:The Complete Preceptor for the Banjo
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 5
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1851
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Old Aunt Sally M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Minstrel tune B:Gumbo Chaff - The Complete Preceptor for the Banjo (1851, p. 5) N:A later edition of the earliest known banjo tutor, published in 1848. N:It was written by Elias Howe, whose pseudonym Gumbo Chaff N:is taken from Thomas Dartmouth Rice's 1834 blackface character. N:The 1851 edition was published in Boston by Oliver Ditson. N:In 1850 Howe sold some of his works to Ditson (this one among them) N:and agreed not to publish similar works for ten years. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D|D/G/G/B/ A/d/d/e/|d/d/c/A/ d/d/d/d/|D/G/G/B/ A/d/d/e/|d/d/c/A/ A/Gz/D/|| g|^f/d/>z/g/f/d/>g/|=f/e/f/g/ f/d/>z/^c/|d/g/g/^f/ g/g/g|g/g/a/g/ g/d/>z/z/| g/g/ z d/d/>z/A/|BG F/D/ z|gABc|d/e/c/A/ A<G z||

X:1 T:My old Aunt Sally N:A version of minstrel Dan Emmett's "Old Aunt Sally" M:C L:1/8 S:Isaac Homan manuscript (mid-19th century, Bellport, S:Long Island, NY, Book 4, p. 68) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A EA- (3AAc {c}BA ce|(3efe (3dcB (3efe (3dcB|EA- (3AAc {c}BA ce|(3efe (3dcA (3Ace a2| ca- (3aaa gf eg|{g}fe df ec A2|ca- (3aaa gf eg|fe df e2 cB| (3Ace (3aec BA FE|(3Ace (3aec BA FE|Ac Bd ce df |(3efe (3dcB (3Ace a2| ge za ge zd|(3Ace (3afd ec A2|ca- (3aaa aa aa|ae c'e be- (3eee| aa- (3aaa ee- (3eee|{d}cG BG AE zE|(3ABc (3Bcd (3cde (3def|(3efe (3dcB (3Ace a2||

X:0761 T:My Old Aunt Sally. Roose.0761 M:C L:1/8 Q:1/4=100 N:Note 1 C is written in Manuscript, D would make better sense. N:This is a song 'My Old Aunt Sally!' N:There is a copy of the song by the 'Ethiopian Serenaders' in the Library of Congress. N:The tune is similar but slower and in 6/8. N:https://www.loc.gov/resource/sm1847.421170.0?st=gallery B:J.Roose MS, Manchester, 1850 Z:Village Music Project. Rob Lands 2019 K:G D|G>G A>A B>B c>c | d>d c>A B<d z"Note1"C | G>G A>A B>B c>c | d>d c>A G<G zD | G>G A>A B>B c>c | d>d c>A B<d zD | G>G A>A B>B c>c |"8" d>d c>A G3g | =f<d zg f<d zg|=f>f f>e f<d zd | d>g g>g =f>d d>d | d>g g>g =f<d zd | g2z2d3A | B2G2FDz2 | G2A2B2c2 |"16" de cA GGz|]

X:1 T:Old Aunt Sally M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Howe - 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D | D/G/G/B/ A/d/d/e/ | d/d/c/A/ d/d/d/d/ | D/G/G/B/ A/d/d/e/ | d/d/c/A/ A/G/>z/ D/ || g | =f/d/>z/g/ g/f/d/>g/ | =f/e/f/g/ f/d/>z/^c/ | d/g/g/^f/ g/g/a/g/ g/d/>z/ z/ | g/g/ zd/d/>z/A/ | BG F/D/ z | GABc | d/e/c/A/ A<G ||