Sally Ann

As played by Tommy Jarrell from the North Carolina region

Reel or Breakdown in D

From the Southern Appalachians Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


Recording from Tommy Jarrell's Down to the Cider Mill album


This version of Sally Ann comes from legendary North Carolina fiddler Tommy Jarrell (who played this tune in D as a distinct tune from Sail Away Ladies, which he played in G).

There are multiple recordings available of Jarrell playing Sally Ann, all of them different. For instance, the recording in the YouTube video below is different from what is transcribed here. If anyone would like me to transcribe his version from the video, please let me know and I will do it. I probably won't do it unless someone asks for it.


This tune is a member of the following groups:

Sail Away Ladies, Sally Ann, Great Big Taters

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