Sift the Meal and Save the Bran

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Sift the Meal and Save the Bran – Source MP3
From fiddler Wison Mabe of Hart County, Kentucky

KEY OF A: Fiddles tuned to AEAE, Banjos tuned to aEAC#E


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SIFT THE MEAL AND SAVE THE BRAN (as sung by Wilson Mabe)

Sift the meal and save the bran
There’s gonna be a wedding in the happy land

NOTES:
This is very likely a tune/song relative of Sally Ann. A similar lyric appears in most versions of Sally Ann:

SALLY ANN

I’m gonna marry you, Sal, Sal,
I’m gonna marry you, Sally Ann.

Going to the wedding, Sally Ann (twice)
Sift that meal and save your bran,
I’m going home with Sally Ann.

Shake that little foot, Sally Ann, (twice)
Great big wedding up, Sally Ann,
I’m going home with Sally Ann.

Pass me the brandy, Sally Ann, (twice)
I’m going ‘way with Sally Ann,
Great big wedding up, Sally Ann.