Sally in our alley (Henry Carey)

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Editor: Stan Sanderson (submitted 2004-04-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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Title: Sally in Our Alley
Composer: Henry Carey
Lyricist: Henry Carey

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

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Original text and translations

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verses 3-5 are not included on the score

1.
Of all the girls that are so smart
There's none like pretty Sally
She is the darling of my heart
And lives in our alley
There's ne'er a lady in the land
Is half so sweet as Sally
She is the darling of my heart
and lives in our alley

2.
Of all the days are in the week
I dearly love but one day
And that's the day that comes between
A Saturday and Monday
For then I'm dressed all in my best
To walk a-broad with Sally
She is the darling of my heart
and lives in our alley

3.
When she is by I leave my work
I love her so sincerely
My master comes like any Turk
And bangs me most severely
But let him bang his belly full
I'll bear it all for Sally
She is the darling of my heart
and lives in our alley

4.
My master carries me to church
But often am I blam-ed
Because I leave him in the lurch
As soon as text is nam-ed;
I leave the church in sermon time
And slink away to Sally
She is the darling of my heart
and lives in our alley

5.
My master and the neighbours all
Make game of me and Sally
And but for her I'd rather be
A slave and row a galley
But when my seven long years are out
O then I'll marry Sally
O then we'll wed and then we'll bed
But not in our alley