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SARAH
(traditional Newfoundland)

I came upon a charming girl
And Sarah was her name
Her parents want a husband
With riches, wealth, and fame
I have no wealth, and riches and fame
Have never come my way
Until the day when I crept up
And through the keyhole say

Sarah, Sarah, won't you come out tonight
Sarah, Sarah, the moon is shining bright
Put your cap and jacket on
Tell your mother you won't be long
And I'll be waiting for you 'round the corner

My Sarah is a girl like this
A girl you seldom see
She loves me only for myself
And not for my money
Every night at eight o'clock
She puts the needles away
And standing just beside the door
And through the keyhole say

One night a little after eight
I crept up to her door
And I whispered "Sarah, darling"
As I'd often done before
(spoken:)
"Sarah! Sarah! I'll give you Sarah!" said a voice
As down I fell a-flop
And her mother saying, as she kicked me all around the shop

The old woman thought she'd killed me
And I let her think so, too
As I lay there on the floor
I scarce knew what to do
At last she said, "Is he live or dead?
My girl I'll let him wed."
Then up I jumps, says "Thank you ma'am"
And to to my girl I said

@Canada @courtship
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