Sally Brown

Sally Brown

I love a maid across the water,
Aye, aye, roll and go!
She is Sal herself, yet Sally’s daughter
Spend my money on Sally Brown.

Seven long years I courted Sally,
Aye, aye, roll and go!
She called me ‘boy and Dilly Dally,’
Spend my money on Sally Brown.

Seven long years and she wouldn’t marry,
Aye, aye, roll and go!
And I no longer cared to tarry,
Spend my money on Sally Brown.

So I courted Sal, her only daughter,
Aye, aye, roll and go!
For her I sail upon the water,
Spend my money on Sally Brown.

Sally’s teeth are white and pearly,
Aye, aye, roll and go!
Her eyes are blue, her hair is curly,
Spend my money on Sally Brown.

The sweetest flower of the valley.
Aye, aye, roll and go!
Is my dear girl, my pretty Sally,
Spend my money on Sally Brown.

Oh! Sally Brown, I had to leave you,
Aye, aye, roll and go!
But trust me that I’ll not deceive you.
Spend my money on Sally Brown.

Sally Brown, I love your daughter,
Aye, aye, roll and go!
For her I sail upon the water,
Spend my money on Sally Brown.