Tune That Name: Sadie to Sean

Jesus Christ died for nothin’ I suppose …

“Sadie’s Farm,” Twitchen Vibes
Sexy Sadie,” The Beatles
Long Tall Sally,” The Beatles
Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley,” Lee Dorsey
Sally,” Gogol Bordello
Sam Stone,” John Prine
“Sam Stone,” Laura Cantrell
“Song for Sam,” Bradly Richards
Tio Sam,” Aurelio
Fourth of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” Bruce Springsteen
Sara Smile,” Hall & Oates
Sean,” The Proclaimers

I’m particularly interested in any good “Sally” songs you might know since, as the Reid boys sing in that last song above, “grown men cry and Irish girls are pretty.”

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  • Cheese

    I’ve always been partial to “Lay Down Sally” by Eric Clapton.

  • the shepard

    my name it is sam hall by johnny cash.

  • Ethics Gradient

    Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

    or, if you prefer your soul Irish – The Commitments

  • That Other Jean

    Long Tall Sally – Little Richard

    Sally Go Round the Roses – The Jaynetts

    Sheila – Buddy Holly

    Stagger Lee – The Grateful De

  • That Other Jean

    Make that “The Grateful Dead.” Disqus hates me today.

  • Daniel

    Sally Cinnamon- the stone roses
    Sister Midnight- Iggy Pop
    [Song For] My Sugar Spun Sister- Stone Roses

  • Dana

    Little Sadie–Doc Watson
    Little Sadie–Hedy West
    Sally Free and Easy–Davy Graham
    Sovay–Bert Jansch and Conundrum, though I prefer Pentangle’s version, which seems to have been taken off Youtube
    Stagger Lee–Doc Watson

    And it would depend how you interpret the lyrics, but I hear “Shady Grove” as a name, so:
    Shady Grove–David Holt and Doc Watson
    Shady Grove–Jerry Garcia and David Grisman

  • I found a link! Oh, I’ve been wanting to link this song. It’s not the best quality, but… can’t be choosy.

    Sandy Lam – Zhi Shai Hai You Ni

    Also a good one: Sandy Lam – Wei Ni Wo Shou Leng Feng Chui

    Damn it, Patheos.

  • SisterCoyote

    Argh. Itunes’ new layout makes this game much harder. I grinned to see “Sean” on there, The Proclaimers are one of my favorite bands. Anyway.

    Sean Flynn, The Clash
    Sierra, Cursive
    What Sarah Said, Death Cab For Cutie (I suppose “Shankhill Butchers” is out of bounds, alas…)

    This one’s out of bounds, too, but I think I’ll link it anyway. Shadow Man.

  • JustinL
  • Theo Axner

    List of manageable size this time around.

    In Search of Little Sadie – Bob Dylan
    Sadie Mae – Dixon, Haywood, Winifred, Joe Haywood
    Long Tall Sally – Little Richard
    Long Tall Sally – the Beatles
    Sally Brown – Teddy Thompson
    Sally Can’t Dance – Lou Reed
    Sally Racket – Katey Red, Big Freedia & Akron/Family
    Sally Simpson – the Who
    Sally Sue Brown – Bob Dylan
    Sam Hall – Johnny Cash
    Sam’s Gone Away – Robyn Hitchcock
    Son of Sam – the Dead Boys
    4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) – Bruce Springsteen
    Big Sandy – the Nomads
    Lilla Hin / Gammel-Sara – Triakel
    Sara – Bob Dylan
    Sara – Triakel
    Till Sara Lidman – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Sarah – Thin Lizzy
    Sarah Jane – Bob Dylan
    Saskia – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    The Ballad of Wendell Scott – Mojo Nixon
    Bacon Rind / Chief Seattle / The Ballad of Ira Hayes – Tom Russell

  • Amaryllis

    So buy me beer and whiskey ’cause I’m going far away…

    Sadie At the Back Door – The Possum Ridge String Band
    Lay Down Sally – Delbert McClinton
    Round the corner Sally – Tom Lewis
    Sally Go Round the Roses – Pentangle
    Sally MacLennane – The Pogues
    Miss Sarah MacManus – The Battlefield Band
    Our Sarah’s Getten a Chap – John Howarth
    Pretty Saro – Doc Watson
    Sam Shuttle and Betty Reedhook – Harry Boardman
    Sammy Shuttleworth – Mike Harding

    If Dana gets “Shady Grove,” can I get away with
    Down By the Sally Gardens? – here sung by Orla Fallon

  • Maria

    Frankly, Mr. Shankly – The Smiths
    Lou Salome – Sophe Lux
    Mín Stella… Eg kann ei… – Hanus G. Johansen
    Oh, Susannah – James Taylor
    Saline the Salt Lake Queen – Rasputina
    Sally Cinnamon – The Stone Roses
    Sally Simpson – The Who
    Samson – Regina Spektor
    Sexy Sadie – The Beatles
    Shadrack – Beastie Boys
    Shakespeare’s Sister – The Smiths
    Sheena is a Punk Rocker – Ramones
    Silas Stingy – The Who
    Simon – 1910 Fruitgum Company
    Sinklars vísa – Týr
    Stan (feat. Dido) – Eminem
    Stella – Sophe Lux
    Susanne – Weezer
    Susie (Dramas) – Elton John
    Susie Q – Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Uncle Salty – Aerosmith

  • wanderingoutlaw

    “In Search of Little Sadie” – Bob Dylan
    “Little Sadie” – Bob Dylan
    “Pretty Saro” – Roger McGuinn
    “Sadie Brown” – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
    “Sallie Gooden” – Eck Robertson
    “Sam Jones” – Richard Thompson
    “Samwise the Brave” – Howard Shore (from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers soundtrack)
    “Sara” – Bob Dylan

    “Sean Flynn” – The Clash

  • “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” ~Mayhem
    “Call to Satan” ~Hour of 13
    “Scarborough Fair” ~Queensryche
    “Samhein” ~Pagan Altar
    “Soldiers of Satan” ~Hour of 13