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Thread #13719   Message #2398418
Posted By: Suffet
26-Jul-08 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sally Ann / Ballad of Sally Anne
Subject: Lyr Add: SALLY ANN
Greetings:

Here's the way I recorded it for my Now the Wheel Has Turned CD:

SALLY ANN
Traditional
Adapted & arranged by Steve Suffet 2005

Ever see muskrat, Sally Ann,
Draggin' his slick tail through the sand,
Pickin' a banjo, kickin' up sand?
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.

I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.
I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.

I'll make my livin' in sandy land,
Make my livin' in sandy land,
Make my livin' in sandy land,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.

I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.
I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.

I'll raise ten children, Sally Ann,
Raise ten children, Sally Ann,
Raise ten children, Sally Ann,
Show the world I'm a natural man.

I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.
I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.

So ever see muskrat, Sally Ann,
Draggin' his slick tail through the sand,
Pickin' a banjo, kickin' up sand?
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.

I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.
I'm gonna marry you, Sal gal,
I'm gonna marry you, Sally Ann.

You can listen to this recording or download it for free from the SoundClick website. Just click here and Sally Ann will be one of the songs in the middle of the page. Jessica Feinbloom and Gina Tlamsa provide the additional vocals on the choruses.

NB: The copyright notice is something my lawyer advised me to do whenever I "publish" my version of a traditional folk song, including on Mudcat. Yes, I filed the paperwork and CD with the US Copyright Office and paid the required fee.

--- Steve