Handsome Sally (2)

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HANDSOME SALLY [2]. Irish, Air (3/4 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "I learned this pretty ballad, air and words, from constantly hearing it sung at home in my childhood, and I never heard it elsewhere. Further than this I know nothing about it: but I believe it commemorates a real event. I am not aware that it was ever printed before, either air or words" (Joyce).

Young men and maidens, I pray draw near'
The truth to you I will now declare;
How a young lady's heart was won;
All by the loving of a farmer's son.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Song), 1909; No. 396, pp. 193-194.

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