Sally Ann

As played by Tommy Jackson from the Tennessee region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Cumberlands Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm record (MP3 available here, or for streaming here)


This version of Sally Ann was recorded by well-known Nashville, TN session musician Tommy Jackson. Tommy was a great fiddler, and could play old time, bluegrass, or country with ease and excellence. This version includes eight repetitions of the tune. There were two uninspired mandolin breaks, which I did not transcribe. Of interest are a variant of the A part in the fourth repetition, and variants of the B part in the second and fifth repetitions. The MP3 and MIDI files presented here include all these variants.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Sail Away Ladies, Sally Ann, Great Big Taters

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