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Thread #13719   Message #875927
Posted By: Sorcha
27-Jan-03 - 02:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sally Ann / Ballad of Sally Anne
Subject: Lyr Add: SALLY ANN
A little more info would be helpful, but I found this one:
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SALLY ANN
Sally Ann waited patiently for the postman every day.
She tended to her children and watched the sunlight fade.
When she heard the mail drop through the slot,
She waited five full minutes, by the clock
Through the kitchen, down the hall she walked
Eyes held to the floor.

Verse 2
She scooped up all the catalogues and laid them in a pile.
Held her breath until the envelope was safely in her hand.
Hungry for some word of hope, she ripped it clean in two.
Words blurred, her heart caught in her throat
And the tears began to flow.

Chorus
"Darling, as I write, the rain is falling.
Reminds me of our long walks on the sand.
It grieves me so, you're there alone
But it won't be long til I come home,
And for us, the war will be over."

Verse 3
Sally Ann heard a giggle from the baby's room.
Gathered up her youngest in her arms.
Drinking in the fragrance of baby's hair,
She murmured with a smile, "Don't worry,"
"Daddy says (hold 1.5 beats) he'll be home soon."

Verse 4
Gazing on her world, the rain is falling.
Child held on her hip, she's not alone.
Face strong (2 beats), chin up (2 beats),
She makes a home
She reads again, his promise sent, the war will soon be over.

Chorus
"Darling, as I write, the rain is falling.
Reminds me of our long walks on the sand.
It grieves me so, you're there alone
But it won't be long til I come home,
Kiss the baby, dear, the war will soon be over."