“Sally Brown”

Alternate titles: “Roll and Go”; “Walkalong, You Sally Brown”; “Stand to Yer Ground”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1917 (Robinson)
Keywords: shanty sailor courting parting
Found in: US(MA) Australia Canada(Mar,Newf)

Description

Shanty. Characteristic lines: "Way, hey, roll and go... Spend my money on Sally Brown." The singer describes Sally ("A Creole lady... She had a farm in Jamaica... She had a fine young daughter") and his (unsuccessful) courtship

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References

  1. Doerflinger, pp. 74-76, "Sally Brown" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  2. Bone, pp. 97-98, "Sally Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Colcord, p. 82, "Sally Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Harlow, pp. 87, 122, "Way Sing Sally," "Sally Brown (Roll and Go)" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  5. Hugill, pp. 162-166, "Sally Brown," "Tommy's on the Tops'l Yard" (4 texts plus several fragments, 3 tunes) [AbEd, pp. 129-134]; p. 254, "Hilo, Johnny Brown" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, p. 184]
  6. Sharp-EFC, XXVIII, p. 33, "Sally Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
  7. Shay-SeaSongs, pp. 24-25, "Sally Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
  8. Lomax-FSNA 24, "Sally Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
  9. Meredith/Covell/Brown, p. 94, "Sally Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
  10. Greenleaf/Mansfield 166, "Sally Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
  11. Doyle3, p. 53, "Sally Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
  12. Blondahl, p. 31, "Sally Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
  13. Mackenzie 108, "Sally Brown" (2 texts)
  14. Silber-FSWB, p. 92, "Sally Brown" (1 text)
  15. DT, SALBROWN* SALBRWN2* (SALBRWN3)
  16. Captain John Robinson, "Songs of the Chantey Man," a series published July-August 1917 in the periodical _The Bellman_ (Minneapolis, MN, 1906-1919). Two versions of "Sally Brown" are in Part 2, 7/21/1917.
  17. Roud #2628
  18. BI, Doe074