DESCRIPTION: The singer tells of his secret love for Sally Gray. They are both 17. It vexes him when she sits with others. He remains tongue-tied. If he were rich he'd give her presents. His fortune teller writes her initials. No girls can compare with her.
AUTHOR: R Anderson (1802) (source: Broadwood/Maitland)
EARLIEST DATE: 1805 (Anderson)
KEYWORDS: love beauty prophecy nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Broadwood/Maitland, pp. 8-9, "Sally Gray" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: R Anderson, Ballads in the Cumberland Dialect (Carlisle, 1805 ("Digitized by Google")), #5 pp. 14-16, 126-128, "Sally Gray" (1 text)
cf. "The Mucking of Geordie's Byre" (tune, per Anderson)
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