Handsome Sally – lyrics and chords

The chords to Handsome Sally are presented here in the key of A minor. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys. The lyrics tell the story of a farmer’s son who has two women wanting him to make them his wife.

 
Am 
Young men and maidens I  
G 
pray draw  
Am 
near
 
The truth to you I will  
C 
now 
 
declare.
 
How a young  
Am 
lady’s 
 
 
Em 
heart was won
 
All  
Am 
by the loving  
Em 
of a  
Am 
farmer’s 
 
son.

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As she walked out through a silent grove
Who should she meet but her true love.
“Kind Sir,” she said, “And upon my life
I do intend to be your wife.”

“Oh, fairest creature it cannot be
That I should be wedded unto thee.
Since I am going to be wed
To Handsome Sally your waiting maid.”

“If that be true as you tell to me
A bitter pill I will prove to thee.
For shipping I’ll take immediately
And I’ll sail with Sally to Floridee.”

As they were sailing upon the Main
This wicked wretch she contrived a scheme.
While Handsome Sally lay fast asleep
She plunged her body into the deep.

Hanged and burned then was she
For her sad crime and cruelty.
So two fair maids were by love undone
And in Bedlam lies the farmer’s son.

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[Am]Young men and maidens I [G]pray draw [Am]near
The truth to you I will [C]now declare.
How a young [Am]lady’s [Em]heart was won
All [Am]by the loving [Em]of a [Am]farmer’s son.

As she walked out through a silent grove
Who should she meet but her true love.
“Kind Sir,” she said, “And upon my life
I do intend to be your wife.”

“Oh, fairest creature it cannot be
That I should be wedded unto thee.
Since I am going to be wed
To Handsome Sally your waiting maid.”

“If that be true as you tell to me
A bitter pill I will prove to thee.
For shipping I’ll take immediately
And I’ll sail with Sally to Floridee.”

As they were sailing upon the Main
This wicked wretch she contrived a scheme.
While Handsome Sally lay fast asleep
She plunged her body into the deep.

Hanged and burned then was she
For her sad crime and cruelty.
So two fair maids were by love undone
And in Bedlam lies the farmer’s son.

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Handsome Sally lyrics and chords

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