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 Theme code Index    1H1H3H3H 1H561H
 Also known as    Katy Hill (1), Sally Ann Johnson (2)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time, Texas/Oklahoma
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/2
 History    USA(Upland South), USA(Central), USA(Ozarks/Western Tenn), USA(Southwest)
 Structure    AABB, AABCC
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Marion Thede
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:The Fiddle Book
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 92
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1967
 Artist    Biography:Eck Robertson
 Title of recording    Sally Johnson/Billy in the Low Ground/Done Gone
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Victor 19372 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1924
Sally Johnson

Played by: Matthew Hartz
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Image: Old time fiddler Eck Robertson
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Sally Johnson

X:1 T:Sally Johnson [1] N:From the playing of Eck Robertson (1887-1975, Borger, Texas) M:C L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast" D:Victor 19372 (78 RPM), Eck Robertson (1924) D:Rounder CO 3515, "Eck Robertson: Old Time Texas Fiddler" (1998) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G [GA]-[G2B2]B AGEF|GABd ef[d2g2]|[GA]-[G2B2]B AGE2|DEGB A(G[G2B2])| ([GB]A)[GB][GB] AGEF|GABd efga|gedc BGAG|DEGB A(G[G2B2]):| |:[B3g3]a b-ab-a|gbag efge|dgga b-ab-a|gbag e2e2| dgga b-ab-a|g-bag e2e2|dgga b-ab-a|gbag efga| gedc BGAG|EFGB A(G[G2B2]):||

X:1 T:Sally Johnson [1] S:Fiddlin' Arthur Smith M:C| L:1/8 N:Slurs are treated like slides N:Smith ad libs a lot on the second part. D: Folkways FWS31007, The McGee Brothers and Arthur Smith – “Milk ‘Em in the Evening Blues” (1968). Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G g-|:g2gg agag|bgbg agef|gfga gedc|BGAG EFGB| g2gg agag|bgbg agef|gfga gedc|BGAG EG G2:| |:(AB3) (AB3)|z2 z(A B)GEG|(AB3)-B2 dc|BGAG EG G2| (AB2)(A B)GEG|(AB2)B AGEG|(AB3) gedc|BGAG EG G2:|]

X:1 T:Sally Johnson [1] T:Sally Ann Johnson N:From the playing of Arthur Smith (1898-1971, originally from Humphreys N:County, western Tennessee). M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:The 'B' part is only given once here. Smith essentially "vamps" on the g-doublestop, returning N:to the last measure and a half for resolution each time. The 'B' part is repeated at will. F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G g2gg agag|bgbg agef|gfga gedc |BGAG EFGB| g2gg agag|bgbg agef|gbga gedc|BGAG EG G2|| [G2_B2]-[G2=B2][G2_B2]-[G2=B2]|z2[G_B]-[G=B]- [GB]GEG|[G_B]-[G=B]-[G2B2] (BA)dc|BGAG EG G2||

X:1 T:Sally Ann Johnson [2] T:Sally Johnson [1] N:From the playing of Clark Kessinger (1896-1975, N:Lincoln County, W.Va.) on a Galax, Va., concert N:tape from 1966. Kessinger perhaps confused the titles "Sally N:Johnson" and "Sally Ann Johnson," usually different tunes. M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Fast" N:Kessinger is a very inventive fiddler and varies each part N:of the tune every time he repeats it. D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G gaga bgba|gbag edgd|egde gabg|agee e2d[dg]| g2 ga bgba|gbag efga|gedB AGEG|DEGB A(G[G2B2]):| [G2_B2]-[G6=B6]-|[G2B2][G_B]-[G=B] AGEG|[G2_B2]-[G6B6]| DEGB A(G[G2B2])| [G_B]-[G2=B2]B AGEF|GABd efga|gedB AGEG|DEGB A(G[G2B2]):|]

X:1 T:Sally Johnson [1] S:Uncle Dick Hutchison (Disney, OK) M:C| L:1/8 D:Old Time Fiddling from the State of Oklahoma N:Play ABCB Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G g2ga baba|gedg edg>d|g2ga baba|gedg ed[d2g2]| {e}[d3g3]a (ba)(ba)|gedg ed[d2g2]|{e}g3a gedc|BGAG EGAB|[M:2/4]A G3:| [M:C|](AB2)d BAGE|DEGA Bd3|+slide+B2 +slide+B2 AGEG|DEGB AG3| +slide+B2 +slide+B2 AGEG|DEGA Bdef|gfed BGAG|DEGB A G3|| G2[d2g2][d3g3]a|gedg ed3|([de][d3g3])-[d2g2]-[dg][dg]|[d4g4]-[dg] e[d2g2]|[e6a6]d2-| dega g2a|gedg ed3|G3E DCB,A,|G,2GB AG3| G2[d2g2][d3g3]a|gedg ed[d2g2]|eg2a b2g2-|g4- g(ed2)|[e6a6]d2 -| dega b4|abag edBd|eg2a gedc|BGAG EGAB|[M:2/4]A G3:|]

X:1 T:Sally Johnson S:Jack Harris (mid-20th century, Jefferson, Harrison County, East Texas) M:C| L:1/8 N:Play ABBCCBB D:Old Time Fiddlers Repertory (LP, 1973) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G DEGB AGEF|GABd efge|dBGB AGEG|DEGB AG3| ([GA][G3B3])AGEF|GABd efga|gedB AGEG|DEGB A G3:| |:g3a baba|gbag efge|d2ga baba|gbag e2ge| g3a baba|gedg edga|gedB AGEG|DEGB A G3:| |:([GA][G3B3])[G4B4]|[G3B3]B AGEG|([GA][G2B2])[GB] [G2B2][G2B2]|DEGB A G3| DEGB AGEF|GABd efgb|gedB AGEG|DEGB A G3:|

X:1 T:Sally Johnson [1] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 33, No. 3, Fall 1999 (p. 26) N:Transcribed by Frank Maloy based on the playing of an unknown N:fiddler at a 1960's Texas fiddle contest. Maloy identifies it as N:derived from the version by Solomon and Hughes Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D|:"G"GABG AGED|GABd edge|dBGB AGEG|DEGB "D7"AGED| "G"GABG AGED|GABd efga|gedB AGEG|1 "D7"DEGB "G"AEGD:|2 "D7"DEGB "G"AEG2|| |:"G"dega bd'ba|gedg edge|dega bd'ba|gedg "Em"e2 ge| "G"dega bd'ba |gedg edge|dBGB AGEG|"D7"DEGB "G"AEG2:| |:{A}"G"[G6B6] [G2B2]|{A}[G3B3][GB] AGEG|[G4B4] {A}[G2B2][G2B2]|"D7"DEGB "G"AGED| "G"GABG AGED|GABd efga|gedB AGEG|"D7"DEGB "G"AEG2:| "G"eg2a g3e|gedg edg2|eg2a g3e|ged2 "Em"e4| "G"eg2a g3e|gedg edg2|EFGE DCB,A,|"D7"DEGB "G"AEG2| "G"eg2a g3e|gedg ed g2|eg2a b3e|ged2 "Em"e4-| "G"e2ga b3a|bagd efge|DEGB AGEG|"D7"DEGB "G"AEGE|| |:"G"GABG AGED|GABd edge|dBGB AGEG|DEGB "D7"AGED| "G"GABG AGED|GABd efga|gedB AGEG|1 "D7"DEGB "G"AEGD:|2"D7"DEGB "G"AE G2|| |:"G"B,4- B,A,G,A,|B,CDG EFGE|A,B,D2 B,A,G,A,|B,A,B,G, "D7"A,3B,| "G"G,A,B,C B,A,G,A,|"G"B,CDG EFGE|DB,DG EFGA|1 "D7"BGAF "G"G3:|2 "D7"BGAF "G"G3||