Sally's Headin' Into Town

Sally's Headin' Into Town

Chip Withrow's picture



Liner Notes: 

Now that I've gotten the mandolin out, I wanted to do a straight-up bluegrass song.


With a basket in each hand
Sally’s headin’ into town
walkin’ proud on the rural route
and trailed by her hound

Got a bag across her shoulder
Sally’s headin’ into town
rumor is she got a business
selling things she found

Way out in the backwoods
while the family’s still asleep
whatever Sally gathers is
a secret she will keep

Way out in the backwoods
while the kids are still in bed
she does what Billy taught her
but now her husband’s dead

Two baskets and a bagful
Sally’s headin’ into town
walks hard miles still she smiles
she will not be tied down
Sally’s headin’ into town

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


AndyGetch's picture

Wonders if there are any yoga bluegrass artists........

coolparadiso's picture

Our bluegrass is usually at double that time! This is Mando folk to me and very nice it is!

ductapeguy's picture

You barely sketch out the story here and it's dark and hopeful at the same time. The Mando sounds great.

Robyn Mackenzie's picture

I love mandolin so much. This is a fun tune, and I like the simple storytelling in the lyrics. Nice!

Fuzzy's picture

Yeah, wonderful mandolin accents goin on there.
Such a happy tune!
It's starting my morning off right.
Well now I'm wondering what Sally is gathering way back in the woods....
Sounds slightly Lovecraftian to me...
Anyway, this is a really great song!