Posted 4 years ago
There was an old mid-1700s song from London titled "Sally In Our Alley" which spread
across the pond to become a Popular Stage Show here with sheet music from that with the same title, then another song about 1920 with a beautiful color cover sheet music, and another play and more sheet music all bearing the same title.!!
Back when the postcard was in full swing with silly comics and inventive titles what showed up was a very lot of postcards with sheet music titles. I have been collecting them so can show more, but this is a favorite because of the early "Bowling Alley" reference and Sally giving the ball her all while a fellow look amused. This reminds me when women began doing things first associated with men, it was called a "craze"--Roller Skating Craze" "Smoking Craze etc"and I assume this idea was from the new fad--Bowling Craze for women. Cute how that tied the bowler into the very old song!
Sally in Our Alley (song), a 1725 song by Henry Carey
Sally in Our Alley (1902 musical), a 1902 musical
Sally in Our Alley (1916 film), a 1916 silent film
Sally in Our Alley (1927 film), a 1927 silent film
Sally in Our Alley (1931 film), a 1931 film