Great tune! Precedes "The Hole in the Boat" jig which I have also added (the D Dorian version)!
I picked this tune up from the Album "The Next Turn" by Trouble in the Kitchen. They play it at a medium tempo to emphasise the rhythmical bounce to the jig which is strongest in the high second part. They also frequently include the BCD triplets at the end of the first part and the second last bar of the second part, neither of which appear in my notation.
"Sally Sloane, from Parkes in central NSW, was recorded by the pioneering folklore collector John Meredith in the 1950s, and her vast repertoire of songs and tunes continues to be one of the most important sources in Australian traditional music. Ado and Ben learned this tune from a recording of Sally’s lilting which is one of many held in the National Library of Australia"
Thanks for posting this.
There’s a cracking version of this tune on The Old Swan Band’s album ‘Swan-upmanship’. I learnt it from the dots in the Hardcore English book, but still feel all fingers and thumbs playing the A-part on my fiddle!
Re: Sally Sloane’s
You can listen to Sally lilting this tune in 1956 at http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214815261/listen/0-825~0-861
She pitched it an octave below the transcribed version, which suits the tune well. I’ll add a transcription of her lilted melody.
Sally Sloane’s, X:2
see my comments above