“Handsome Sally”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1916 (Cecil Sharp collection); +1909 (Joyce, _Old Irish Folk Music and Songs_)
Keywords: homicide drowning
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

A young man loves Sally, a servant, whose mistress also wants the lad. The mistress has Sally drowned

Notes

This in several regards resembled "The Lady and the Farmer's Son" [Laws O40]. Paul Stamler indeed filed them under the same heading. But Laws and Roud separate them, and I can hardly argue with that weight of authority. - RBW

References

  1. SharpAp 120, "Handsome Sally" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2370
  3. BI, ShAp2120