Sally Ann

As played by Owen "Snake" Chapman from the Kentucky region

Reel or Breakdown in D

From the Cumberlands Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)


Field recording of Owen "Snake" Chapan available at the Digital Library of Appalachia


This is a rather different, but nice, version of Sally Ann by Kentucky fiddler Owen "Snake" Chapman. Note that this version is in D, whereas this tune is normally found in G or A. I really like this version.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Sail Away Ladies, Sally Ann, Great Big Taters

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