Sally Johnson

As played by Eck Robertson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Eck Robertson Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm record (MP3 here)


This is a brilliant setting of Sally Johnson.  To be honest, this is my first exposure to this Texas standard, but I'm glad I transcribed it.  When I first listened to it, I thought it might be crooked.  But it's not crooked; Robertson's syncopation is just very clever.


This tune is a member of the following groups:

Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Breakdowns and Reels

Katy Hill (Sally Johnson)

Texas Fiddle

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