“Speed the Plow (Sal'sb'ry Sal)”


Known as a fiddle tune, Flanders gives the words as "Oh, high, diddy-di, for Sal'sb'ry Sal, Plump she was, and a right smart gal, Swing to the center and caper down the hall, High, diddy-di, and a balance all...."


"Speed the Plow" is, of course, one of the most popular of fiddle tunes. We can't absolutely identify it with the words in Flanders and Brown, though, because they don't give a tune! - RBW


  1. Flanders/Brown, p. 26, "Sal'sb'ry Sal" (1 text)
  2. Linscott, pp. 111-112, "Speed the Plow" (1 tune plus dance instructions)
  3. BI, FlBr026


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1931 (Flanders/Brown)
Keywords: dancetune nonballad
Found in: US(NE)