Katy Hill (Sally Johnson)

As played by Lowe Stokes from the Georgia region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Skillet Lickers Collection

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Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
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78rpm Record (MP3 at archive.org under the name Sally Johnson)


Of all the versions of Sally Johnson I’ve heard, Georgia fiddler Lowe Stokes’ is my favorite so far. Stokes reports that “some folks call it Sally Johnson, but us folks down south call it Katy Hill.” The recording contains seven repetitions; I recommend the fourth through sixth repetitions for learning the tune.


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Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Breakdowns and Reels

Katy Hill (Sally Johnson)

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