Sally Monroe [Laws K11]

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
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1854 (Broadside, Bodleian Harding B 17(272b))
KEYWORDS: courting trick marriage emigration ship wreck death
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South),Scotland(Aber)) US(MW,NE) Canada(Mar,Newf) Ireland
REFERENCES (15 citations):
Laws K11, "Sally Monroe"
Doerflinger-SongsOfTheSailorAndLumberman, pp. 303-304, "Sally Monroe" (1 text, 1 tune)
Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H571, p. 441, "Sally Munro" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #74, p. 2, "Sally Munro" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan1 23, Greig/Duncan8 Addenda, "Sally Munro" (9 texts, 5 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 115-116, "Sally Munro" (1 text)
Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 326, "Sally M'roe" (1 text)
Greenleaf/Mansfield-BalladsAndSeaSongsOfNewfoundland 57, "Sally Monroe" (1 text)
Peacock, pp. 488-489, "Young Sally Monro" (1 text, 1 tune)
Leach-FolkBalladsSongsOfLowerLabradorCoast 36, "Sally Monroe" (1 text, 1 tune)
Dibblee/Dibblee-FolksongsFromPrinceEdwardIsland, pp. 88-89, "Sally Munroe" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-DriveDullCareAway-PrinceEdwardIsland, pp. 142-143,253, "Sally Monroe" (1 text, 1 tune)
Dean-FlyingCloud, pp. 35-36, "Young Sally Munroe" (1 text)
Palmer-OxfordBookOfSeaSongs 90, "Sally Munro" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #526
Harry Brazil, "Sally Morrow" (on Voice11)
James Maher, "Sally Monroe" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Patrick Rossiter, "Young Sally Monro" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]

Bodleian, Harding B 17(272b), "Sally Monro/Munro," unknown (Glasgow), 1854
NLScotland, L.C.178.A.2(211), "Sally Munro," unknown, c. 1830-1850; also RB.m.169(128), "Sally Munro"

Young Sally Monroe
File: LK11

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