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Lyr Req: Sarah (trad Newfoundland)

Berna-Dean 28 Mar 97 - 02:16 PM
Bob 11 Apr 97 - 04:10 PM
Bob 11 Apr 97 - 04:59 PM
14 Apr 97 - 12:29 PM
Berna-Dean 15 Apr 97 - 07:14 PM
GUEST,Neil 27 Oct 05 - 11:47 PM
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From: Berna-Dean
Date: 28 Mar 97 - 02:16 PM

The chorus goes like this....Sarah, Sarah can you come out tonight; Sarah, Sarah, the moon is shining bright. Put your hat and jacket on and tell your mother you won't be long and I'll be waiting for you round the corner.


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Subject: RE: Sarah: Traditional Newfoundland Folk song
From: Bob
Date: 11 Apr 97 - 04:10 PM

If you're in Newfoundland, you're in luck. Buddy Was'IsName and The Other Fellers recorded Sarah on one of their tapes. Unfortunately, I don't have the words written down.


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Subject: RE: Sarah: Traditional Newfoundland Folk song
From: Bob
Date: 11 Apr 97 - 04:59 PM

If you're not in Newfoudland and can't get the tape, email me rlandry@incentre.net and I'll write the words down from my copy.

Bob


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Subject: Lyr Add: SARAH (trad Newfoundland)
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Date: 14 Apr 97 - 12:29 PM

During the weekend I found the lyrics in a songbook at home. Here they are:

SARAH

(Traditional - Arranged by Kevin Blackmore, Wayne Chaulk and Ray Johnson
Arrangement copyright 1990 by Buddy Wasisname & The Other Fellers
From Songbook I, Buddy Wasisname & The Other Fellers)

1. I came upon a charming girl and Sarah is her name.
Her parents want a husband with riches, wealth and fame.
I have the wealth, but riches and fame has never come my way,
'Til the night I went to visit my love and through the keyhole I say:

CHORUS: "Sarah, Sarah, won't you come out tonight?
Sarah, Sarah, the moon is shining bright.
Put your hat and your jacket on; tell your mother you won't be long.
I'll be waiting for you round the corner."

2. My Sarah is a girl like this, oh girl you'll seldom see.
She loves me only for myself and not for my money.
Every night at eight o'clock, she puts her needle away,
And standing just outside her door, and through the keyhole say: CHORUS

3. One night a little after eight I crept up to her door.
I whispered, "Sarah, darling," as I'd often done before.
(spoken) "I'll give you Sarah," said a voice and down I went to flop,
(spoken) And her mama sang as she kicked me all around the shop: CHORUS

4. The old woman thought she killed me and I let her think so too.
As I laid there on the floor, I scarce knew what to do.
At last she said, "He's alive or dead, my girl. I'll let him wed."
And up I jumps, says, "Thank you, ma'am," and to my girl I said: CHORUS

(In a footnote, Ray Johnson writes: "Sarah-- Back in 1954, when I was a lad, I heard my father, the late Johnny Johnson, sing this song. Over the years I memorized it and learned to act out the song just as my father did. I believe that my father learned it from John Joe Kelly, a resident of Job's Cove. He was supposed to have been a fine tenor singer. ---Ray")


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Subject: RE: Sarah: Traditional Newfoundland Folk song
From: Berna-Dean
Date: 15 Apr 97 - 07:14 PM

Thanks Bob!!!!


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Subject: RE: Sarah: Traditional Newfoundland Folk song
From: GUEST,Neil
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 11:47 PM

Hey,

thanks for the lyrics, I've been looking for them for some time. I really don't know the song that well, heard it once and I'm always singing the chorus aor playing the melody on the piano.

Cheers

Neil
Halifax


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