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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 she lives in our alley. There is no lady in the land
That's half so sweet as Sally; She is the darling of my heart,
And lives in our alley.
Her father he makes cabbage-nets,
And through the streets does cry 'em; Her mother she sells laces long
To such as please to buy 'em; But sure such folks could ne'er beget
So sweet a girl as 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 bellyful,
I'll bear it all for Sally ; For 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 betwixt
The Saturday and Monday; For then I'm drest all in my best
To walk abroad with Sally; She is the darling of my heart,
And lives in our alley.
My master carries me to church,
And often am I 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.
When Christmas comes about again,
Oh, then I shall have money! I'll hoard it up, and box and all,
I'll give it to my honey ; Oh, would it were ten thousand pound)
I'd give it all to Sally; For she's the darling of my heart,
And lives in our alley.
JOCK O' HAZELDEAN.
Sir Walter Scott wrote all except the first stanza of this ballad; that one he took from an old song called "Jock 0' Hazelgreen." The present words were written for "Albyn's Anthology," published in 1816 and edited by Alexander Campbell. The air has been traced by Chappel, the English writer on song literature, to an old EngUsh song entitled "In January last," in a play of D'Urfey's called "The Fond Husband; or the Plotting Sisters," which was acted in 1676. Andante Moderato.








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