Great Big Taters

As played by William Ernest Claunch from the Mississippi region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Deep South Collection

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Field recording of W. E. Claunch found at


This Sail Away Ladies variant was recorded by Mississippi fiddler William Ernest Claunch.  He sometimes played extra measures in the A part, and also included some minor chords, giving it a different feel from most versions.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Sail Away Ladies, Sally Ann, Great Big Taters

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