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Lyr Add: Sally Lee

Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive) 03 Apr 00 - 09:43 PM
GUEST 26 Apr 13 - 02:48 PM
Joe Offer 26 Apr 13 - 07:45 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 26 Apr 13 - 08:09 PM
GUEST,Liz 27 Apr 13 - 06:04 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 27 Apr 13 - 06:08 AM
BrendanB 27 Apr 13 - 06:32 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 27 Apr 13 - 07:35 AM
BrendanB 27 Apr 13 - 01:25 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 27 Apr 13 - 05:24 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 28 Apr 13 - 01:19 PM
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Subject: Sally Lee
From: Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive)
Date: 03 Apr 00 - 09:43 PM

Sally Lee
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Sally is a canny lass, A canny lass is she
Wi' me hat and me shaal ye'll see 'er doon the Quay
Sally's just the sort o' lass sae bonny kind and free
From Newcassel doon to Cullercoats, There's none like Sally-Lee

Hor father was a muckman
Hor grandpa was a snob
Hor mother was a washerwife
Wi' ony amoont o' gob
Hor sister is a fisherwife
And hor borther he does nowt
He's a half bred porter pokeman
That nivvor stuck to owt.

And when me work is over
An wander doon the Quay
And there Aa meet me heart's delight
Me bonny Sally Lee
And someday, when Aa've served me time
How happy Aa will be
For Sally, 'spite of aall the lads
Is gannin' to marry me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sally Lee
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Apr 13 - 02:48 PM

Great song, but the second line is wrong - should be:
Wi' nae hat and nae shaal....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sally Lee
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Apr 13 - 07:45 PM

...or, Guest, could it be that you know a different version? Can you cite your sources and post complete lyrics and information for the version you know?
I admit, though, that "nae hat and nae shaal" makes a lot more sense. I wonder if "me" instead of "nae" is an OCR error.
Conrad, can you check this and cite your sources? I couldn't find this song anywhere.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sally Lee
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 26 Apr 13 - 08:09 PM

The version sung here Northumbria Anthology has nae hat and nae shaal

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sally Lee
From: GUEST,Liz
Date: 27 Apr 13 - 06:04 AM

I seem to remember the Wilson Family singing it on an album years ago with Benny Graham and Jim Mageean, cannot remember the name of it but I'm sure I still have it somewhere. Great songs about 'Women of the Tyne'....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sally Lee
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 27 Apr 13 - 06:08 AM

The songs was in Joe Wilson's Tyneside Songs and Drolleries, maybe someone with a copy can check the words there.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sally Lee
From: BrendanB
Date: 27 Apr 13 - 06:32 AM

Come all ye bonny tyneside lads and listen to me song
Its all aboot a canny lass a lass I've courted long
She's a regular travelling merchant and sells herring, sticks and clay
Or anything else in season there's nowt gans out the way

It's a good job Sally wasn't born a duchess or a queen
For then I'd be left all forlorn me lass she'd never have been
But Sally's old folks had more sense than choose a high degree
Besides making her to suit themselves they made her to suit me.

It's usually sung in a more dialect-heavy way than I have written it here.


I agree that it should be 'nae hat and nae shawl' in the chorus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sally Lee
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 27 Apr 13 - 07:35 AM

What's your source for that version Brendan?

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sally Lee
From: BrendanB
Date: 27 Apr 13 - 01:25 PM

I've just got it recorded as 'trad.' The version I have was arranged by a guy called Graham Stacey for a folk choir in the North East. It is written for three parts and intended for male voices.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sally Lee
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 27 Apr 13 - 05:24 PM

Thanks for the info Brendan.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sally Lee
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Apr 13 - 01:19 PM

Joe Wilson said he used the tune of "Knickerbocker Line" for his "Sally Lee."

Song not included in Allan's Tyneside Songs.

Joe Wilson's words would be appreciated.


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