“Sally Monroe”

Alternate titles: “Young Sally Monroe”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1854 (Broadside, Bodleian Harding B 17(272b))
Keywords: courting trick marriage emigration ship wreck death
Found in: Britain(England(South)) US(MW,NE) Canada(Mar,Newf) Ireland

Description

Blacksmith Jim Dixon sends a letter to Sally by a friend. The friend deceitfully hides the letter, but Dixon and Sally later meet and are married. They sail for Quebec, but the ship strikes a rock. Sally is drowned. Dixon lives; he grieves for her parents

Broadsides

Recordings

References

  1. Laws K11, "Sally Monroe"
  2. Doerflinger, pp. 303-304, "Sally Monroe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. SHenry H571, p. 441, "Sally Munro" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Ord, pp. 115-116, "Sally Munro" (1 text)
  5. Greenleaf/Mansfield 57, "Sally Monroe" (1 text)
  6. Peacock, pp. 488-489, "Young Sally Monro" (1 text, 1 tune)
  7. Leach-Labrador 36, "Sally Monroe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  8. Dibblee/Dibblee, pp. 88-89, "Sally Munroe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  9. Ives-DullCare, pp. 142-143,253, "Sally Monroe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  10. Dean, pp. 35-36, "Young Sally Munroe" (1 text)
  11. DT 402, SALMUNRO*
  12. Roud #526
  13. BI, LK11