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Thread #4062   Message #4052123
Posted By: GUEST,diplocase
12-May-20 - 07:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fine Sally (Brown Girl???)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fine Sally (Brown Girl???)
Cas Wallin version differs in some points from Sheila Kay Adams' recording. I took down these lyrics from the Cas Wallin recording on "Old Love Songs and Ballads from the Big Laurel"

There was a young lady, from London she came,
Fine Sally, fine Sally, fine Sally was her name.
She had more money than a king could possess.
And her beauties and her diamonds was above all the rest.

There was a young doctor who live-ed close by,
Upon this bright angel he casted his eye.
“Fine Sally, fine Sally, fine Sally," says he,
"Why can’t yer please tell me why love cain’t agree?”
"I don't hate you Billie, nor no other man,
But to say that I love you is more than I can."

Fine Sally took sick, and she knew not for why,
She sent for this young man whom she had denied
says “are you the doctor can kill or can cure
are you the young man whom I have denied?”

“Yes I am the doctor can kill or can cure,
But I will reward you for what’s past and gone.”
“Let what’s past and gone be forgiven ’n' forgotten,
And spare me a while longer in this world to live.”

“I won’t spare you Sally, more ’n you did my heart
But I’ll dance on your grave when you’re laid in the earth.”

Off of her fingers pulled diamond rings three
Says “take this and wear it and be no more see'd.

The light of your colors remember for me
When you are through dancing on Sally your queen.”