Sally Brown lyrics

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I shipped on board off a Liverpool liner
Way hey roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled till the day
To spend my money along with Sally Brown

Sally Brown is a nice young lady
Way hey roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled till the day
To spend my money along with Sally Brown

She's tall and she's dark and she's not too shady
Way hey roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled till the day
I'm going to spend my money along with Sally Brown

Her mother doesn't like no tarry sailor
Way hey roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled till the day
I'm going to spend my money along with Sally Brown

She once had to marry a one legged captain
Way hey roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled till the day
I'm going to spend my money along with Sally Brown

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Sally wouldn't wed me so I shipped across the water
Way hey roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled till theday
To spend my money along with Sally Brown

And now I am courting Sally's daughter
Way hey roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled till the day
I'm going to spend my money along with Sally Brown.

I shipped off board a Liverpool liner
Way hey roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled till the day
I'm going to spend my money along with Sally Brown

Song Details

Queen Of The Sea - 1926 lithograph by Gerald M. Burn
Queen Of The Sea

Author: Unknown

Earliest date in print or manuscript, that the ballad was in circulation - 1917.

Alternate Titles: Roll and Go, Walkalong, You Sally Brown, Stand to Yer Ground

Brief: The singer describes Sally - a tall, dark young lady. He courted her for many years but the relationship was unsuccessful... so he started courting Sally's daughter!

Category: Sea Shanty

Covers: Dreadnoughts, Shark Alley Hobos, The Jolly Rogers, Chris Ricketts & Mark Willshire, Roger Watson, Paul Clayton, Hughie Jones, Sweeney's Men, Molgoggers, The Gingermen, Before the Mast, Run Out The Guns, Donal Clancy, Mudhook, Irish Descendants.

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