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Sarah (Buddy Wasisname) tabs, videos
#11: YouTube video by Kureal ©2006
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I came upon a charming girl and Sarah is her name,
Her parents want a husband with riches, wealth, and fame;
I haven't no wealth, but riches and fame have never come my way,
Till the night I went to visit my love and through the keyhole said:

Sarah, Sarah, won't you come out tonight?
Sarah, Sarah, the moon is shining bright;
Put your hat 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 needle away,
And standing just outside her door and through the keyhole say:

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

One night a little after eight I crept up to her door,
I whispered, "Sarah, darling," as I often done before;
[spoken:] I'll give you Sarah! said a voice, as down I went a-flop,
And her mama saying as she kicked me all around the shop:

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

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, "He's alive or dead? My girl I'll let him wed."
Then up I jumps, says, "Thank you, ma'am," and to my girl I said:

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

####.... Author unknown. Traditional Newfoundland song ....####
This variant popularised by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (Flatout, trk#1, 1990; Greatest Misses! trk#7, 1999; The Serious Stuff, trk#16, 2001; Third Wave Productions, Ltd, Gander, NL).

See more songs by Buddy Wasisname And The Other Fellers.

The video below features an excellent cover performance by Craig Anstey of Gander, NL.

#791: YouTube video by Canstey84 ©2008
~ Used with permission ~

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[Am] I came upon a charming girl and [G] Sarah is her name,
[Em] Her parents want a husband with [Am] riches, wealth, and fame;
[A7] I haven't no wealth but riches and fame, has [G] never come my way,
[Am] Till the night I went to visit my love and [Em] through the keyhole [Am] said:

[Am] Sarah, Sarah, won't [G] you come out tonight?
[Em] Sarah, Sarah, the [Am] moon is shining bright;
[A7] Put your hat and jacket on, [G] tell your mother you won't be long,
[Em] And I'll be waiting for you 'round the [Am] corner.

[Am] My Sarah is a girl like this, a [G] girl you seldom see,
[Em] She loves me only for myself and [Am] not for my money;
[A7] Every night at eight o'clock, she [G] puts the needle away,
[Am] And standing just outside her door and [Em] through the keyhole [Am] say:

[Am] Sarah, Sarah, won't [G] you come out tonight?
[Em] Sarah, Sarah, the [Am] moon is shining bright;
[A7] Put your hat and jacket on, [G] tell your mother you won't be long,
[Em] And I'll be waiting for you 'round the [Am] corner.

[Am] One night a little after eight, I [G] crept up to her door,
[Em] I whispered, "Sarah, darling" as I [Am] often done before;
[spoken:] I'll give you Sarah! said a voice, as down I went a-flop!
And her Mamma saying as she kicked me all around the shop:

[Am] Sarah, Sarah, won't [G] you come out tonight?
[Em] Sarah, Sarah, the [Am] moon is shining bright;
[A7] Put your hat and jacket on, [G] tell your mother you won't be long,
[Em] And I'll be waiting for you 'round the [Am] corner.

[Am] The old woman thought she'd killed me, and I [G] let her think so, too,
[Em] As I lay there on the floor, I [Am] scarce knew what to do;
[A7] At last she said "He's alive or dead? My [G] girl I'll let him wed."
[Am] Then up I jumps, says "Thank you, Ma'am," and [Em] to my girl I [Am] said:

[Am] Sarah, Sarah, won't [G] you come out tonight?
[Em] Sarah, Sarah, the [Am] moon is shining bright;
[A7] Put your hat and jacket on, [G] tell your mother you won't be long,
[Em] And I'll be waiting for you 'round the [Am] corner.

~ Chords contributed by Lorraine Hewlett ~


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