“Sally, Let Your Bangs Hang Down”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1937 (recording, Bill Cox & Cliff Hobbs)
Keywords: jealousy courting sex abandonment bawdy lover clothes
Found in: US

Description

Singer describes former girlfriend Sally; he saw her changing; she caught him peeping. She's run off with Tony. Refr: "Sally, let your bangs hang down"; ch.: "Sally she can land 'em...I'll find out what Sally's got, makes the men think she's so hot"

Long description

Singer describes Sally, who was his girlfriend, as a hot girl; he saw her changing clothes, but she caught him peeping. She has always left him guessing, and has just run off with Tony. Refrain: "Sally, let your bangs hang down"; ch.: "Sally she can land 'em, she loves 'em and she leaves 'em...I'll find out what Sally's got, makes the men think she's so hot..."

Notes

Barely scrapes by as a ballad, but there *is* a narrative there. - PJS

Recordings

References

  1. DT, SALBANGS
  2. BI, RcSLYBHD