Sandy Boys

Sandy Boys, jamming at Indian Neck Folk Fest. You mostly hear Neil Rossi on fiddle and Susan Sterngold on banjo. The fiddle is cross-tuned AEAE.

Two parts. This is a modal tune. In key of A, you play a G chord. The fiddle may cross-tune to AEAE. If played in key of G, you play an F chord and fiddle may tune to GDGD.  


Here are some good learning links. Simple and slow on fiddle, key of A [mp3 from fiddle kids]. Mark Ralston's instructional video played slow with close-up on fiddle & banjo fingering. Patient lesson by the great banjo player Hilary Burhans [utoob], key of G. Closeup of banjo fingers by man with goatee [utoob] or woman with hat [utoob]. Sheet music [pdf at SlowJam].


Hey Hey sandy boys Hey get along those boys Hey hey sandy boys Waitn on the break of day 

More lyrics here and here and here.