Big Sweet Tater in the Sandy Land

As played by Lon Jordan from the Arkansas region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Ozarks and Missouri Valley Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


Field recording of Lon Jordan


According to the Library of Congress, Arkansas fiddler Lon Jordan recorded this Sail Away Ladies variant in 1941.  It is in three parts with many variations.  It sounds as if he was cross-tuned to AEAE.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Sail Away Ladies, Sally Ann, Great Big Taters

Jim D 2013-05-05 01:25:48
Listen to Earl Collins great version in AEAE tuning on his album, "That's Earl".