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Sally Free And Easy

  • (Cyril Tawney)

    Sally free and easy, that should be her name
    Sally free and easy, that should be her name
    Took a sailor's loving for a nursery game

    Oh the heart she gave me was not made of stone
    Oh the heart she gave me was not made of stone
    It was sweet and hollow like a honey comb

    Think I'll wait till sunset, watch the ensign down
    Think I'll wait till sunset, watch the ensign down
    Then I'll take the tide wale to my burying ground

    Sally free and easy, that should be her name
    Sally free and easy, that should be her name
    When my body's lifted think she'll die of shame

    Sally free and easy

    (as sung by The McCalmans)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1979:] [This] song dating from 1958 and Tawney's most performed song - and frequently misinterpreted through lack of appreciation of precisely this point - is also based strongly on a tradition, that of the negro blues. Tawney himself has described the song as a 'full-blooded holler', which emphasises this element in the song - present not only in structure but in feeling. (Woods, Revival 113)

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