SALLY GOODIN

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SALLY GOODIN

Alexander “Eck” Robertson was an American fiddle player, mostly known for being the
first country musician to be recorded in 1922. On June 30, 1922, Robertson recorded six
tracks – one of them being the well-known “Sally Gooden” coupled with the fiddle duet,
Arkansas Traveler. The record was released in April 1923. Robertson’s rendition of “Sally
Gooden” showcased his ability to interpret one melody with several variations.
Had a piece of pie an’ I had a piece of puddin’,
An’ I give it all away just to see my Sally Goodin.
Had a piece of pie an’ I had a piece of puddin’,
An’ I give it all away just to see my Sally Goodin.
Well, I looked down the road an’ I see my Sally comin’,
An’ I thought to my soul that I’d kill myself a-runnin’.
Well, I looked down tlle road an’ I see my Sally comin’,
An’ I thought to my soul that I’d kill myself a-runnin’.
Love a ‘tater pie an’ I love an apple puddin ,
An’ I love a little gal that they call Sally Goodin. (repeat 2 lines)
An’ I dropped the ‘tater pie an’ I left the appie puddin’,
But I went across the mountain to see my Sally Goodin. (repeat 2 lines)
Sally is my dooxy an’ Sally is my daisy,
Wl@en Sally says she hates me I think I’m goin crazy. (repeat 2 lines)
Little dog’ll bark an’ the big dog’ll bite you,
Little gal’Il court you an’ big gal’ll fight you. (repeat 2 lines)
Rainin’ an’ a-pourin’ an’ the creek’s runnin’ muddy,
An’ I’m so dam’ drunk I can’t stand steady, (repeat 2 lines)
I’m goin up the mountain an’ marry little Sally,
Raise corn on the hillside an’ the devil in the valley.