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 AJS oct97
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