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Lyr/Chords Req: Sarah (trad Newfoundland)

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LIGHT ON CAPE MAY
SARAH
THE BIGLER'S CREW
THE LUMBER CAMP SONG


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GUEST,casey 20 Aug 02 - 02:01 AM
GUEST,Ed 20 Aug 02 - 05:19 AM
Nigel Parsons 20 Aug 02 - 09:17 AM
sian, west wales 20 Aug 02 - 09:27 AM
Snuffy 20 Aug 02 - 10:26 AM
GUEST,casey 20 Aug 02 - 10:46 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 20 Aug 02 - 10:49 AM
GUEST,casey 20 Aug 02 - 10:54 AM
little john cameron 20 Aug 02 - 11:50 AM
GUEST,casey 20 Aug 02 - 11:53 AM
sian, west wales 20 Aug 02 - 11:55 AM
sian, west wales 20 Aug 02 - 04:56 PM
GUEST,casey 20 Aug 02 - 05:24 PM
sian, west wales 21 Aug 02 - 07:58 AM
GUEST,Nick Strickland 23 Sep 09 - 05:29 PM
meself 24 Sep 09 - 05:30 PM
Joe Offer 11 Mar 10 - 07:50 PM
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Subject: im looking for chords to 'Sarah'
From: GUEST,casey
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 02:01 AM

Im looking for chords to the song sarah. I heard it reciently and love the song, I'd also love to play it on guitar. Any help would be awsome. thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: im looking for chords to 'Sarah'
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 05:19 AM

Do you mean the Bob Dylan song 'Sara'? If so click here.

If not, can you give us a little more information as to what you are looking for?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: im looking for chords to 'Sarah'
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 09:17 AM

Or is it the old music hall song
    Sarah, Sarah, sitting in the shoe shine shop,
    And as she sits she shines,
    And as she shines she sits.
    Sarah, Sarah, sitting in the shoe shine shop,
    As she sits she shines, as she shines she sits,
    Sitting in the shoe shine shop.
I've done this one in a pantomime at the local church, and got everyone singing along. Everyone is happy to point out when their neighbour gets the words wrong!

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: im looking for chords to 'Sarah'
From: sian, west wales
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 09:27 AM

Or it could be the Buddy Whasisname and the Other Fellers song, "Sarah". Don't have it to hand, but the chorus goes:

Sarah, Sarah, won't you come out tonight?
Sarah, Sarah, the moon is shining bright.
Put your hat and (hmm something with two syllables) on,
Tell your mother you won't be long
And I'll be waiting for you round the corner.

Tune seems to be a variation of one I know for Bachgen Bach o Dincar, which we discussed a long time back in Lyr/Chords Req: The Two Musselburgh Songs Click here

sian


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: im looking for chords to 'Sarah'
From: Snuffy
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 10:26 AM

Or is it
    Have you heard about Sarah, she works on the farm
    And if she is good to me, I'll do her no harm
    When I axed her to marry me, why, her looked twice as big
    I'd sooner have Sarah than farmer's best pig

    Chorus
    She's big and she's bootiful, she's fat and she's fair
    As the buttercups and the daisies that grow in the air

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: im looking for chords to 'Sarah'
From: GUEST,casey
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 10:46 AM

its the Buddy Whasisname and the Other Fellers song. sorry i wasn't more spicific. if you know the chords or know a site where i could find them i'd love it. thanx guys!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: im looking for chords to 'Sarah'
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 10:49 AM

Casey, I've only heard that song sung acapella. I'd be curious to hear a MIDI of a tune to go with it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: im looking for chords to 'Sarah'
From: GUEST,casey
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 10:54 AM

i saw it preformed by Buddy Whasisname and the other Fellers on CBS and they used 2 guitars and a fiddle im pretty sure there was a bass guitar too. it was a great song but thats the only time i've heard it. i coudln't tell you where to find a MIDI of it. i was on till almost 2:30 last night searching for anything close, only found the lyrics but thats plenty of help i just need the music for it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SARAH (trad Newfoundland)
From: little john cameron
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 11:50 AM

SARAH

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:

CHORUS:
"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:
CHORUS

One night a little after eight, I crept up to her door
And I whispered, "Sarah, darling," as I'd often done before.
[spoken:]
"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:
CHORUS

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 my girl I said:
CHORUS

ljc


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: im looking for chords to 'Sarah'
From: GUEST,casey
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 11:53 AM

Thanks little john i did get the lyrics earlier last night i just need the chords for it if you have them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: im looking for chords to 'Sarah'
From: sian, west wales
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 11:55 AM

I've got the Buddy one at home somewhere. I'll try to find it.

sian


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: im looking for chords to 'Sarah'
From: sian, west wales
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 04:56 PM

This also from "Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers: Songbook 1", (Vinland Music)

"Noted as, "Traditional - arranged by Kevin Blackmore, Wayne Chaulk and Ray Johnson"

A footnote in the book: "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"

There were no chords with the arrangement, though. Check the link I gave above to the Musselburgh songs and you'll get the tune, albeit in a 4/4 time - Sarah being in 6/8. Still, you can get the tune in your head ...

BTW, do I win a prize for getting the right "Sarah"??? Oh, and we should note that Buddy actually joined Mudcat not so long ago. Can't remember what his 'handle' is, but someone might be able to chase the 'welcome' thread up.

sian


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: im looking for chords to 'Sarah'
From: GUEST,casey
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 05:24 PM

thanks a whole bunch sian you're awsome i really didnt think it'd be this hard to find when i started but you've been a big help. you get my undieing gratitude! if you find Buddys handle let me know i think ill start a new thread for that. thanks though


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: im looking for chords to 'Sarah'
From: sian, west wales
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 07:58 AM

Thanks for the pat on the head! But it looks like I was mistaken - he 'guested' but doesn't seem to have joined. Maybe someone will let him know that he's being mentioned in dispatches and he'll pop in again (and join)!

My BW&OF personal favourite is still, "Peein' in the Snow" though ...

sian


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sarah (trad Newfoundland)
From: GUEST,Nick Strickland
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 05:29 PM

Hey guys, i know i'm a few years late, but i was looking for the chords for this song and came across this, so then i figured if you guys can't find the chords i won't either, so i took a shot at transcribing it, and i only ended up with 3 chords...

For the first line you start in Dm then go to C, next line you go C to Dm, the third line you repeat Dm to C, then on teh final line you go to Am then Dm..sounds right, but i'm unsure of the Am...i couldn't find anything else to fit.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sarah (trad Newfoundland)
From: meself
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 05:30 PM

It's generally sung unaccompanied - but, of course, you may do it howsoever you think fit.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sarah (trad Newfoundland)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 07:50 PM

I have a recording of this song by Teresa Doyle. The tune she uses is the tune I know for The Bigler's Crew. I think the tune may be more formally known as Bachgen bach o dincar. Is that the tune usually used with "Sarah"? Seems to be - see the messages from Sian above. Are there any other versions of this song? I'm having trouble getting the words to scan in the versions from the DT and ljc.
I can't find this song in the Traditional Ballad Index.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sarah (trad Newfoundland)
From: meself
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 09:16 PM

That would be the tune, Joe - but with some variation here and there - some notes held longer, some repeated, some cut out .... The only big difference is in the last lines of each turn, which are much simpler melodically in the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sarah (trad Newfoundland)
From: meself
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 09:29 PM

Here's the recording that popularized the song: Ray Johnson .


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