The Ballad of Sally Rose

Album: The Ballad of Sally Rose (1985)
  • Her mama picked him up in south Minnesota
    He promised her the world but they never got that far
    For he was last seen in that '59 DeSota
    When Sally was born in the black hills of Dakota
    She was washed in the blood of the dying Sioux nation
    Raised with a proud but a wandering heart
    And she knew that her roots were in the old reservation
    But she had stars in her eyes and graeter expectations
    No rings on her fingers no bells on het toes
    With bugs on her headlights
    And runs in her hose
    Through the valley of the shadow of Roosevelt's nose
    Adios, South Dakota, adios Sally Rose
    They've got a national monument carved out of stone
    On the side of a mountain where her forefathers roamed
    Playing cowboys and Indians right under the nose
    Of Theodore Roosevelt and the sweet Sally Rose
    So she left Rapid City in the blue moonlight hour
    With her eye on the highway and her foot on the floor
    And turnin' the dial she was pulled by the power
    Of the word coming out of that broadcasting tower Writer/s: EMMYLOU HARRIS, PAUL KENNERLEY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., CONEXION MEDIA GROUP, INC.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

The Punk Photography of Chris Stein

The Punk Photography of Chris SteinSong Writing

Chris Stein of Blondie shares photos and stories from his book about the New York City punk scene.

Tanita Tikaram

Tanita TikaramSongwriter Interviews

When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.

Rock Revenge Songs

Rock Revenge SongsMusic Quiz

John Lennon, Paul Simon and Lynyrd Skynyrd are some of the artists who have written revenge songs. Do you know who they wrote them about?

Spot The Real Red Hot Chili Peppers Song Titles

Spot The Real Red Hot Chili Peppers Song TitlesMusic Quiz

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have some rather unusual song titles - see if you can spot the real ones.

TV Theme Songs

TV Theme SongsFact or Fiction

Was a Beatles song a TV theme? And who came up with those Fresh Prince and Sopranos songs?

Gary Numan

Gary NumanSongwriter Interviews

An Electronic music pioneer with Asperger's Syndrome. This could be interesting.