Now I’m most depressed and sad where Aa once was blithe and glad
Aa could trip aboot the toon both trim and neatly
Aa was happy night and morn but from all such joys I’m shorn
Since Aa fell so deep in love with Sally Wheatley
And it’s oh dear me what am Aa ganna dee
Sally stole away me heart completely
And Aa’ll never get it back
For she gans wi’ Mr Black
And they say he’s gan to marry Sally Wheatley
Now Aa ne’er saw such a lass, and Aa knaa she likes her glass
She could toss a pot of whiskey over neatly
Now it’s right to take a drop when you know just when to stop
That was just the very way with Sally Wheatley
How Aa felt I didn’t knaa the first time I Sally saw
In a threesome reel she hopped aboot so neatly
Well Aa might have had a chance if Aa’d asked her up ti dance
But Aa was ower-shy to speak to Sally Wheatley
Now as often is the case you’ll find others in your place
If you didn’t shove aheed and fettle reetly
Aa’d scarcely torned my back, aye and there was Mr Black
He was jiggin’ roond the room with Sally Wheatley
Now he must have made it right when he took her hyem that night
‘Cause after work, dressed up, he goes to see her neetly
There’s great danger in delay or Aa waaldn’t be sad today
If Aa had a heart Aa’d break it for Sally Wheatley
Alex Glasgow & Joe Wilson.
The song has been recorded by amongst others; Alex Glasgow, The Dubliners and latterly Bob Fox & Stu Luckley.
I’ve presented the verses here with a ‘mild’ Geordie accent, as this is how it is sung. Somehow it dosn’t look, and definitely dosn’t sound, correct when done in ‘Queens’ English.
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