This is an online fiddle lesson for the country song "The Ballad of Sally Ann," in the style of Mark O'Connor.
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Genre: Country, Bluegrass
Skill Level: Advanced
Key of G
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Video #1: Here is a video of me playing the country song "The Ballad of Sally Ann."
"The Ballad of Sally Ann" is a traditional fiddle tune. This arrangement was created by Mark O'Connor and the lyrics were written by Alice Randall, Harry Stinson and Mark O'Connor. It was recorded in 1991 by the New Nashville Cats.
The Ballad of Sally Ann With love in his heart and flowers in hand Johnny proposed to Sally Ann Sally shivered as she said, "I'll love you 'til the day I'm dead" Refrain: Who's gonna dance with Sally Ann Who's gonna touch her tremblin' hand When the fiddler takes the stand Who's gonna dance with Sally Ann Johnny got married in his one good suit But the ride from church bore strange fruit Down by road you can hear her cry As he hung from a tree, she watched him die Refrain Sally attends every wedding 'round here Lookin' for her Johnny dear When wedding bells ring in that town A ghostly widow strolls the ground Refrain Sail away ladies, Sail away! Sail away ladies, Sail away! Darkened shadows cross the floor As ghostly lovers dance once more You can feel them in the room If the fiddler plays that tune Refrain