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Origin: Sally Go Round the Roses

ajgoodkids 09 Nov 99 - 01:06 AM
Sandy Paton 09 Nov 99 - 01:10 AM
Franz Lemmermeyer 09 Nov 99 - 05:44 AM
Helen 09 Nov 99 - 05:53 AM
Gary T 09 Nov 99 - 10:26 AM
Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin 09 Nov 99 - 01:15 PM
ajgoodkids 10 Nov 99 - 11:53 AM
ajgoodkids 10 Nov 99 - 11:56 AM
Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin 10 Nov 99 - 02:06 PM
Jim Dixon 10 Jun 18 - 06:46 PM
Snuffy 11 Jun 18 - 06:30 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 11 Jun 18 - 07:09 AM
punkfolkrocker 11 Jun 18 - 01:38 PM
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Subject: Sally Go Round the Roses
From: ajgoodkids
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 01:06 AM

Does anyone know anything about this song? It was a hit in the 60's or 70's. It sounds traditional.


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Subject: RE: Sally Go Round the Roses
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 01:10 AM

Don't know the song, but Edith Fowke's collection of children's folksongs, rhymes, etc., was titled Sally Go Round the Sun after one of the chants.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Sally Go Round the Roses
From: Franz Lemmermeyer
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 05:44 AM

The Pentangle did a gorgeous version of Sally.

franz


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Subject: RE: Sally Go Round the Roses
From: Helen
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 05:53 AM

The late Tim Buckley, father of the late Jeff Buckley, did a beautiful version of this song on the Sefronia album which came out maybe 1973(?), early 70's anyway.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Sally Go Round the Roses
From: Gary T
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 10:26 AM

I remember it from early 60's top 40 radio. It was done by one of the "Girl Groups", but I can't recall their name. It still gets played occasionally on the local "oldies" radio station. You could probably call such a station and find out who did it, maybe even get it played by request.


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Subject: RE: Sally Go Round the Roses
From: Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 01:15 PM

The original version was by The Jaynettes.

In the days when Grace Slick was still together with husband Darby Slick, she did a version of it, recorded at the Fillmore, when they performed together in the group, The Great Society.

Ah, cooinaghtyn, cooinaghtyn . . .

Bobby Bob


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Subject: RE: Sally Go Round the Roses
From: ajgoodkids
Date: 10 Nov 99 - 11:53 AM


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Subject: RE: Sally Go Round the Roses
From: ajgoodkids
Date: 10 Nov 99 - 11:56 AM

Sorry about the blank post. Duh!

Very interesting so far on Sally Go Round the Roses. And intriguing. Does anyone know more about the origin of this song? It sure sounds traditional.


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Subject: RE: Sally Go Round the Roses
From: Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 10 Nov 99 - 02:06 PM

The song, "Sally Go 'Round The Roses" is marked as being written by 'L. Stevens and Z. Sanders'. I had them down as The Jaynettes with an '-e-'. However, Hardy & Laing's 'Encyclopaedia of Rock 1955-1975' has this entry:

"The Jaynetts [sic] were Mary Sue Wells, Ethel Davis, Ada Ray and Yvonne Bushness - from New York's Bronx. They first appeared on Zell Sanders J&S label in 1956. However, it wasn't until 1963 that they came to the fore with the driving, hypnotic 'Sally Go 'Round The Roses', a Top Five record on Sanders' Tuff subsidiary, that came complete with a band-track, 'sing along without . . . ' flip. Sanders' daughter, Johnnie Louise Richardson - who was also half of Johnnie and Joe of 'Over The Mountain' fame - recorded but didn't perform with the group, which, after a minor hit as the Hearts, 'Dear Abby', disbanded in 1968."

So on the basis that Stevens and Sanders appear to have written it, the answer may that it isn't a traditional song. However, we've seen plenty of traditional material copyrighted by all sorts of people over the years.

Great copyright enthusiasts have been De Danann. They have been very vociferous about people stealing their material. However, you may have noticed that De Danann have used songs by writers such as Allan Taylor. Guess who's never paid a penny, and have fought all the way to use other peoples' material without so much as a kiss my arse? Funny old world, isn't it?

Shoh slaynt,

Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin


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Subject: Lyr Add: SALLY GO ROUND THE ROSES (Jaynetts)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 06:46 PM

SALLY GO ROUND THE ROSES
As recorded by The Jaynetts (1963)

Sally, go round the roses. (Sally, go round the roses.)
Sally, go round the roses. (Sally, go round the pretty roses.)
Roses, they can't hurt you. (Roses they can't hurt you.)
Roses, they can't hurt you. (No, the roses, they can't hurt you.)

Sally, don't you go; don't you go downtown.
Sally, don't you go; don't you go downtown.
Saddest thing in the whole wide world
Is to see your baby with another girl.

Sally, go round, (Oh, Sally, don't you go.)
Round and around. (Don't you go downtown.)
Sally, go round, (No, don't you go downtown.)
Round and around. (Yeah.)
'Cause the saddest thing in the whole wide world
Is to see your baby with another girl.

Sally, go round the roses. (Sally, go round the roses.)
Sally, go round the roses. (Sally, go round the pretty roses.)
They won't tell your secret. (They won't tell your secret.)
They won't tell your secret. (No, the roses won't tell your secret.)

Sally, baby, cry; let your hair hang down.
Sally, baby, cry; let your hair hang down.
Sit and cry where the roses grow.
You can sit and cry now the soul will know.(?)

Sally, go round, (Oh, Sally, baby, cry.)
Round and around. (Let your hair hang down.)
Sally, go round, (Yes, let your hair hang down.)
Round and around. (Yeah.)
Because the saddest thing in the whole wide world
Is to see your baby with another girl.

Sally, go round the roses. (Sally, go round the roses.)
Sally, go round the roses. (Sally, go round....) FADE

[In the call-and-response sections, the response, indicated by parentheses, is sung by a solo voice while everything else is sung by a group. The responses sometimes overlap the calls a bit.]


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Subject: RE: Origin: Sally Go Round the Roses
From: Snuffy
Date: 11 Jun 18 - 06:30 AM

When I was a kid back in the 50s, the local (NW England) girls had a skipping rhyme:

Sally go round the Sun
Sally go round the Moon
Sally go round the chimney pot
On a Sunday afternoon


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Subject: RE: Origin: Sally Go Round the Roses
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 11 Jun 18 - 07:09 AM

Full info on the creation of the song in wikipedia Sally Go Round The Roses, giving the inspiration as Ring Around The Rosie.

I'd only ever heard the Pentangle version on the excellent Basket of Light album. Having listened to the Jaynetts original, the Pentangle arrangement was very closely based on it.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Origin: Sally Go Round the Roses
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 11 Jun 18 - 01:38 PM

Youtubers are moaning that this Jaynetts original is wrong and should only be heard in the mono version
with added Hammond organ...

Mono organ version


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