Sally Goodin'

Song composer(s)

Traditional

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

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Other Recordings

Eck Robertson & Henry Gillilard (1922)
Mountain Frolic - Square Dances & Hoedowns From The Southern Mountain : Various Artists (193?)
Buddy Durham (1955)
Instrumental Music Of The Southern Appalachians : Various Artists (Mrs Edd Presnell) (1956)
Square Dances Without Calls : Red Herron Orchestra with Charlie Linviles & Curly Fox (1956)
Children's Songs and Games from the Southern Mountains : Jean Ritchie (1957)
American Folk Song Festival - Jean Thomas, The Traipsin' Woman : Jean Thomas (1960)
Foggy Mountain Banjo : Flatt & Scruggs (1961)
Traditional Music from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia: Songs, Tunes with Fiddle, Banjo and Band : Various Artists (Vestor Jones) (1962)
Appalachian Swing! : The Kentucky Colonels (1964)
Music From The Ozarks : Various Artists (1964)
Woody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs, Vol. 2 : Woody Guthrie (1964)
Clark Kessinger, Fiddler - Old-Time Country Music : Clark Kessinger (1966)
Bluegrass From the Blue Ridge - A Half Century of Change - Country Band Music of Virginia : Various Artists (Wade Ward & Glen Smith) (1967)
Seatrain : Seatrain (1970)
Live At Kansas State : The Earl Scruggs Revue (1972)
Berkeley Farms - Oldtime and Country Style Music of Berkeley : Various Artists (Larry Hanks, Ron Tinkler) (1973)
Uncle Wade - A Memorial to Wade Ward - Old Time Virginia Banjo Picker, 1892-1971 : Wade Ward (1973)
An Old Time Southern Mountain String Band : Iron Mountain String Band (1973)
Five String Banjo : Art Rosenbaum (1974)
J.D. Crowe & The New South : J.D. Crowe & The New South (1975)
Honky Tonk Man : Steve Young (1975)
Billy Perry's Bluegrass Jam (1976)
One Way Track : Boone Creek (1976)
Clark Kessinger Live at Union Grove : Clark Kessinger (1976)
Roadside Rag : Doug Jernigan (1976)
One Way Track : Boone Creek (1977)
Tulsa Swing : Johnny Lee Wills (1978)
America's Greatest Breakdown Fiddle : Paul Warren, Lester Flatt & The Nashville Grass (1979)
Tracy Schwarz's Fiddler's Companion : Tracy Schwarz (1981)
Live : Red Knuckles & Hot Rize (1982)
Bluegrass : David Johnson (1983)
In The Pines : Doc Watson (1984)
Folk Visions and Voices - Traditional Music and Song in Northern Georgia, Vol. 2 : Various Artists (Ray Knight, Ed Teague) (1984)
Papa's Jumpin' : Bob Wills (1985)
Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 6 - Sally Goodin' : Bob Wills (1987)
Rounder Bluegrass, Vol. 1 : Various Artists (1987)
Best Of : Heron (1988)
Country Music : T Gadsden & F Kinck-Peterson (1989)
Rounder Fiddle : Various Artists (Ricky Scaggs) (1990)
American Banjo - Three Finger & Scruggs Style : Various Artists (Junie Scruggs) (1990)
Songs For Little Pickers : Doc Watson (1990)
Bluegrass 1959-1969 : Bill Monroe (1991)
Old Time Country Music : Mike Seeger (1991)
The Thesaurus Transcriptions : Hank Snow (1991)
1959-1963 : Flatt & Scruggs (1992)
Fiddle Fatale : Barbara Lamb (1993)
Festival Favorites Revisited : Alan Munde (1993)
Health & Happiness Shows : Hank Williams (1993)
Mountain Music of Kentucky : Various Artists (James Crase) (1996) (Expanded version of 1960 LP)
Lady's Fancy : Dan Crary (1994)
The Music Of Bill Monroe : Bill Monroe (1994)
Don't Mean Maybe : John Hickman (1994)
Rounder Bluegrass Guitar : Various Artists (1996)
Mountain Music of Kentucky : Various Artists (James Crase) (1996)
Artist's Choice - The Best Tracks, 1970-1980 : The Earl Scruggs Revue (1998)
Run Mountain : J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers (1997)
Riley Puckett (19??)
Kessinger Brothers (19??)
Pickard Family (19??)
Mountain Frolic : Various Artists (The Crockett Family) (19??)
The Traditional Years : Clayton McMichen (19??)
Going Down Lee Highway 1927-1929 Recordings : Grayson and Whitter (19??)
The String Bands, Vol. 2 : Various Artists (Eck Robertson) (19??)
The Smithsonian Collection Of Classic Country Music : Various Artists (Eck Robertson) (19??)
Square Dances (Without Calls) : Fiddlin' Red Herron (19??)
24 Fiddle Favorites : Various Artists (Clarence Tate) (19??)
J. T. Crowe & the Midnight Ramblers (19??)

Performance History

Played by the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers in San Carlos on June 11th 1962.

Notes

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 with more than fifty version recorded by traditional musicians.

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 by;

Justus Begley (banjo), Hazard, Kentucky, 1937

W.E. Claunch (fiddle), 1939

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