the song
title : Sally Brown
written by : trad., arr. Heidi Talbot, John McCusker and Ian Carr
song copyright : © 2011 PRS/MCPS

the performance
musicians
Heidi Talbot lead vocal, baritone ukulele
with (the band) :
Ian Carr acoustic guitar
John McCusker fiddle, cittern
Michael McGoldrick Uileann pipes, whistles, flute
James Mackintosh percussion
Ewan Vernal double bass, piano
Roy Dodds drums
Donald Shaw harmonium, wurlitzer organ
Neil Yates brass
and guests :
Andy Cutting diatonic accordion
Eddi Reader harmony vocals
music
key : G major, moving up to A major after verse 5
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 70
form : VR VR VR VR i VR VR VR i
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Sally Brown

Sally Brown she’s a fine young lady
wey-hey we roll and go
she’s the mother of a creole baby
wey-hey we roll and go

and we roll all night, we roll all day
spend our money all on Sally Brown

i shipped onboard of a liverpool liner
wey-hey we roll and go
her mother doesn’t like a tarry sailor
wey-hey we roll and go

and we roll all night, we roll all day
spend our money all on Sally Brown

she wants her to marry a one-legged captain
wey-hey we roll and go
he drinks dark rum and he chews tobacco
wey-hey we roll and go

and we roll all night, we roll all day
spend our money all on Sally Brown

for seven long years i courted Sally
wey-hey we roll and go
the sweetest girl in all the valley
wey-hey we roll and go

and we roll all night, we roll all day
spend our money all on Sally Brown

for seven long years she wouldn’t marry
wey-hey we roll and go
and i no longer cared to tarry
wey-hey we roll and go

and we roll all night, we roll all day
spend our money all on Sally Brown

so i courted Sal her only daughter
wey-hey we roll and go
for her i sail upon the water
wey-hey we roll and go

and we roll all night, we roll all day
spend our money all on Sally Brown

now my troubles are all over
wey-hey we roll and go
Sally’s married to a {ooh-ooh behind:} dirty soldier
wey-hey we roll and go

and we roll all night, we roll all day
spend our money all on Sally Brown

and we roll all night and we roll all day
spend our money all on Sally Brown


the recording
personnel
produced by : John McCusker
recorded by : Calum Malcolm and Steve Stewart at ?, Glasgow?; additional recording by Raymond McGinley and Toony Doogan
mixed by : Andy Seward at ?
mastered by : Calum Malcolm at ?
technical
track timing : 3:51
song timing : 3:46
released on
album : The last star track 6