Sally Goodin'

Composer: Traditional

Jerry Garcia recordings

info Before The Dead, Jerry Garcia, 2018

Other recordings

no info Eck Robertson and Henry Gillilard, 1922
no info Uncle Stuart Am (?), 1924
no info Mountain Frolic: Square Dances and Hoedowns From The Southern Mountain, Various Artists, 193?
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info New Lost City Ramblers, Vol. 2, New Lost City Ramblers, 1959
no info American Folk Song Festival: Jean Thomas, The Traipsin' Woman, Jean Thomas, 1960
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info Fiddle Jam Sessions, Various Artists (2 versions), 1967
info Bluegrass From the Blue Ridge: Country Band Music of Virginia, Various Artists (Wade Ward and Glen Smith), 1967
no info Single (13 Questions / Oh My Love / Sally Goodin'), Seatrain, 1969
info Kentucky Blue Grass, Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1970
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no info Scotty Stoneman Live In LA With The Kentucky Colonels, Scotty Stoneman w/ Kentucky Colonels, 1979
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info Tracy Schwarz's Fiddler's Companion, Tracy Schwarz, 1981
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info Red Knuckles & Hot Rize: Live, Hot Rize w/ Red Knuckles & Trailblazers, 1982
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no info Folk Visions and Voices, Traditional Music and Song in Northern Georgia, Vol. 2, V/A (Ray Knight and Ed Teague), 1984
no info Papa's Jumpin', Bob Wills, 1985
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Played by the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers in San Carlos on June 11th 1962.

Jerry Garcia played this song whilst sitting in with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on April 28, 1974.

A country dance / play-party tune that is known to have been popular in the 1890's and probably earlier. Thought to be one of the most popular southern fiddle tunes on record. Occurs with many variations in the title such as Sally Goodun, Sally Gooden, Sally Good'n the most regularly used is Sally Goodin'.

The version performed by the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers has a fairly cursory vocal content, more or less an instrumental with a pair of couplets added for ornamentation.

Little piece of pie, little piece of puddin',
I'm goin' down the road to see Sally Goodin'

Goin' down the road, the road's a little muddy,
So durn (drunk?) I can't stand steady.

The Robertson / Gillilard release in 1922 of Sally Goodin' w/ Arkansaw Traveller (Victor 18956) is identified by some as the 'first' country (hillbilly) record.

Library of Congress hold recordings of the song by;

Justus Begley (banjo), Hazard, Kentucky, 1937

W.E. Claunch (fiddle), 1939

Oscar Harper, Harold Clem, Homer Peters and Ray Hanby, Dallas, 1942.