Sally Sloane’s jig

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Sally Sloane’s has been added to 6 tune sets.

Sally Sloane's has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Sally Sloane's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
edB fge|edd efg|edB fgd|eaa age|
edB fge|edd efg|e2 a ged|BcA ABd:|
eaa egg|eaa ged|eaa egg|age dBd|
eaa egg|eaa ged|ged Bde|dBA A3:|
X: 2
T: Sally Sloane's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:edB g2d|edB efg|edB g2d|eaa a2d|
edB g2d|edB efg|eaa ged|BAA A2d:|
|:eaa egg|eaa ged|eaa egg|age d3|
eaa egg|eaa ged|ged cde|dBA A2d:|

Five comments

Sally Sloane’s

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

“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.

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Sally Sloane

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!