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Thread #54759   Message #866105
Posted By: MMario
13-Jan-03 - 02:59 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Lyr Add: SALLY MONROE
see DT salmunro (Sally Munro)

(from the Singing of Mrs. Mary Grieve)
(collected by Samuel P. Bayard)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' - pp303-304)

Come all ye young fe-males, I pray you'll at-tend
To these twa or thress let-ters that I've new-ly penned,
To let you un-der-stand the hard-ships I un-der-go,
When first I fell in love wi' young Sal-ly Mon-roe.

I wrote her a letter, a letter I did send;
I sent it with a comrade I thought to be a friend.
Instead of bein' a friend to me, he proved to be a foe,
and he never gave that letter to young Sally Monroe.

It was on a Sunday morning about six o'clock,
'Twas all in a sudden our ship did strike a rock,
Three hundred and fifty were all sank below,
And out among that number I lost Sally Monroe.

'Twas from her aged parents I stole her away,
And that will grieve my conscience till my dying day,
It was not for to injure her that I did do so,
And all my life I'll mou-rn for young Sally Monroe!