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Thread #164332 Message #3930842
Posted By: GUEST,Kevin W.
14-Jun-18 - 09:54 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads in Ireland
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads in Ireland
regarding "The Brown Girl / Sally The Queen / The Sailor From Dover" (Child 295 Appendix).
Eddie Butcher used to sing a song, "Down by the canal", that had the doctor verses from Sally in it.
The recording is available here, including a transcription:
Eddie Butcher - Down By The Canal
I don't know whether they are just stock verses that appear in several songs or if this is proof that the "Sally The Queen" ballad circulated in Ireland but I thought I'd let you know.