Sally Greer

DESCRIPTION: The singer's parents "forced me to Americay, my fortune to pursue." As the ship crosses the ocean, he thinks of his beloved Sally Greer. The ship sinks, with only (13) of 350 surviving. The poor survivor hopes to return to Sally
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1957
KEYWORDS: separation love emigration disaster wreck
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 92-93, "Sally Greer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 358-359, "Charming Sally Greer" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST FMB092 (Partial)
Roud #4084
RECORDINGS:
Mrs Mary Ann Galpin, "Charming Sally Greer" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
Martin McManus, "Sally Greer" (on Ontario1)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Glasgow" (theme, plus the girl Sally Greer)
NOTES: This song is item dD39 in Laws's Appendix II. It reminds me of Laws K11, "Sally Munroe," but though there are several points of contact, the plot differs somewhat and there do not appear to be common lyrics.
Peacock notes that the various versions give different internal dates: 1833 and 1843. - RBW
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