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Thread #13719   Message #333860
Posted By: Margo
03-Nov-00 - 04:08 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Sally Ann / Ballad of Sally Anne
Subject: Lyr Add: BALLAD OF SALLY ANNE (from Mark Johnson^^
OK. Here are the lyrics as close as I can decipher them from Mark Johnson's CD:


With love in his heart and flowers in hand,
Johnny proposed to Sally Ann.
Sally shivered as she said,
"I'll love you till the day I'm dead."

Johnny got married in his one good suit,
But the ride to church bore strange fruit.
Down by the road you could hear her cry
As he hung from a tree; she watched him die.

CHORUS: Who's going to dance with Sally Ann?
Who's going to hold her trembling hand?
When that fiddler takes the stand,
Who's going to dance with Sally Ann?

Sally tends to wait around here
Looking for her Johnny dear.
You can feel them in the room
When that fiddler plays their tune.

Darkened shadows cross the floor
As ghostly lovers dance once more.
When wedding bells ring in that town,
A ghostly virgin strolls around.


I'm not quite sure about "tends to wait around here," but I don't know what else it can be. SO WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO JOHNNY?