Traditional English Air

The first "Sally in our Alley" (words and music) was written and composed by poet, dramatist and song-writer Henry Carey [1] (1687-1743). The song first appears in the the records of Drury Lane theatre toward the end of the 1716-17 season, when Mrs. Willis (Drury Lane's leading actress and singer) was advertised as singing the "Ballad of Sally." It proved immediately popular with audiences. "Moreover, the low-life situation presented in the ballad was novel enough to merit Mrs. Willis performing it dressed 'like a Shoemaker's Prentic.

Sally In Our Alley arr Gordon Langford - Baritone Solo