Handsome Sally

DESCRIPTION: A young man loves Sally, a servant, whose mistress also wants the lad. The mistress has Sally drowned
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Cecil Sharp collection); +1909 (Joyce, _Old Irish Folk Music and Songs_)
KEYWORDS: homicide drowning
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SharpAp 120, "Handsome Sally" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #2370
NOTES: This in several regards resembled "The Lady and the Farmer's Son" [Laws O40]. Paul Stamler indeed filed them under the same heading. But Laws and Roud separate them, and I can hardly argue with that weight of authority. - RBW
File: ShAp2120

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