SALLY IN OUR ALLEY
 
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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 is no lady in the land
That's half as sweet as Sally
She is the darling of my heart
And lives in our Alley.

Of all the days that's 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 abroad with Sally
She is the darling of my heart
And lives in our Alley.

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.

My master and the neighbours all
Make game of me and Sally
And but for her I'd better be
A slave and row a galley
But when my seven long years are out
Oh then I'll marry Sally
She is the darling of my heart
And lives in our Alley.

My Master carries me to church
And often I am blamed
Because I leave him in the lurch
As soon as text is named
I leave the church in sermon time
And slink away to Sally
She is the darling of my heart
And lives in our Alley.
 
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Words by Henry Carey - 1715 (To the air 'The Country Lass')
Performed by John Lawson (1865-1920)
Performed by Constance Loseby (1851-1906)
 
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