Sail Away Ladies

As played by Arthur Smith from the Tennessee region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Cumberlands Collection

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Field recording of Arthur Smith available here


This is an interesting version of Sail Away Ladies from Tennessee fiddler Fiddlin' Arthur Smith (not to be confused with Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, who was also a fiddler).  He did not play it through very many times, but demonstrated some nice variations.  There is a nice bluesy lick in the A part the second time through.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Sail Away Ladies, Sally Ann, Great Big Taters

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