Sail Away Ladies

As played by Gene Goforth from the Missouri region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Gene Goforth Collection

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This wonderful version of Sail Away Ladies was recorded by Missouri fiddler Gene Goforth, who heavily influenced John Hartford.  I really like this version.  Check out the bluesy variant phrase in the A part!

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Sail Away Ladies, Sally Ann, Great Big Taters

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