"Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss" - A popular fiddle and dance tune from southern Appalachia (aka "Blue-Eyed Girl"). Arranged for dulcimer.

The following song is in ABC music format and it should be cut and pasted into an ABC converter program like the "abcConverter" on Mandolintab.net. Once you submit your ABC file, the converter will produce a quick and dirty image of your musical score which is then displayed on screen. Above the music, in the center of the screen, you should be able to see these three links:

[MIDI music file] [PDF Sheet Music] [ABC source]

 

The first link will allow you to hear your music as played on a midi player, which is great for learning what a new song is supposed to (kind of) sound like. It's great if you are not sure of the timing of the music. The second link converts the ABC source into a .pdf image of your music which you can then save and/or print to yield prettier sheet music. Then, if you want to view the ABC source again, you can click on the third link. However, to edit your ABC source, you best click on your browser's back arrow to take you back to the original text box holding your ABC source.

Well, I like this song, and I hope you do as well. Enjoy:

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X:1
T:Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
C:Traditional (U.S.)
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:D
[|:"D"f e d B | A/2B/2A/2G/2 F2 | A3/2 A/2 B d | f2 f2 |
w:Fly a-round my pret-ty lit-tle miss, Fly a-round my dai-sy,
w:~9 8 7 5 4 5 4 3 2 4 4 5 7 9 9
w:~
f e d B | A/2B/2A/2G/2 F2 | "G"G3/2 G/2 "A"F E | "D"D2 D2 :|]
w:Fly a-round my pret-ty lit-tle miss, Al-most drive me cra-zy.
w:~9 8 7 5 4 5 4 3 2 3 3 2 1 0 0
w:~
w:~
w:~Verse~1:
"D"F A A A | "G"B G G G | "D"A B A F | "A"E2 E2 |
w:Ev-ery time I go that road It looks so dark and clou-dy
w:~2 4 4 4 5 3 3 3 4 5 4 2 1 1
w:~
"D"F A A A | "G"G B B B | "A"A A F E | "D"D2 D2 |
w:Ev-'ry time I see that girl, I al-ways tell her how-dy.
w:~2 4 4 4 3 5 5 5 4 4 2 1 0 0
w:~
w:(Chorus)
w:~
w:~Verse~2:
"D"F A A A | "G"B G G2 | "D"A B A F | "A"E2 E2 |
w:Char-ley is a nice young man, Char-ley is a dan-dy
w:~2 4 4 4 5 3 3 4 5 4 2 1 1
w:~
"D"F A A A | "G"G B B B | "A"A A F E | "D"D2 D2 |
w:Ev-'ry time he goes to town, He buys the lad-ies can-dy.
w:~2 4 4 4 3 5 5 5 4 4 2 1 0 0
w:~
w:(Chorus)
w:~
w:~Verse~3:
"D"F A A A | "G"B G G G | "D"A A/2B/2 A F | "A"E2 E2 |
w:The high-er up the cher-ry tree, the rip-er grows the cher-ries
w:~2 4 4 4 5 3 3 3 4 4 5 4 2 1 1
w:~
"D"F A A A | "G"G B B B | "A"A A/2B/2 G E | "D"D2 D2 |
w:The more you hug and kiss the girls, The soon-er they will mar-ry.
w:~2 4 4 4 3 5 5 5 4 4 5 3 1 0 0
w:~
w:(Chorus)
w:~
w:~Verse~4:
"D"F A A A | "G"B G G G | "D"A B A F | "A"E2 E2 |
w:Cof-fee grows on white oak trees, The riv-er flows with bran-dy,
w:~2 4 4 4 5 3 3 3 4 5 4 2 1 1
w:~
"D"F A A A | "G"G/2G/2 B/2B/2 B B | "A"A A F E | "D"D2 D2 |
w:If I had my pret-ty lit-tle miss, I'd feed her sug-ar can-dy.
w:~2 4 4 4 3 3 5 5 5 5 4 4 2 1 0 0
w:~
w:(Chorus)
w:~
w:~Verse~5:
"D"F A A A | "G"B G G G | "D"A B A F | "A"E2 E2 |
w:Go'n to get some weev-ly wheat, I'm go'n to get some bar-ley,
w:~2 4 4 4 5 3 3 3 4 5 4 2 1 1
w:~
"D"F A A A | "G"G B/2B/2 B B | "A"A A F E | "D"D2 D2 |
w:Go'n to get some weev-ly wheat, And bake a cake for Char-lie.
w:~2 4 4 4 3 5 5 5 4 4 2 1 0 0
w:~
w:(Chorus)
w:~

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Note: The Chorus is the first two lines of music which is usually repeated twice each time played.

Here's a link to download a copy of this song in .pdf format suitable for 1-5-8 tuned diatonic instruments like most stick dulcimers: Fly%20Around%20My%20Pretty%20Little%20Miss.pdf

Enjoy.

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