Recorded by: Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers
Written by: Traditional: Ray Johnson principal vocal
I came upon a charming girl and Sarah is her name,
Her parents wants a husband with riches, wealth and fame,
I have no wealth but riches and fame, has never come my way
til the night I went to visit my love and through the keyhole say:
Sarah, Sarah won’t you come out tonight,
Sarah, Sarah the moon is shining bright,
Put you 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 the 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:
One night a little after eight, I crept up to her door
and whispered, “Sarah, darling” as I often done before
“I’ll give you Sarah” said a voice, as down I went to flop!
And her Mother sang as she kicked me all around the shop!
The old woman thought she 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 ” alive or dead? My girl I’ll let him wed.”
And up I jumps said “Thank you, Ma’am” and to my girl I said: