[Verse 1] I went out last ev’ning to serenade
Called on Sarah, wasn’t even afraid
Didn’t have my banjo under my arm
I kissed her once or twice but that aint no harm
She don’t wait by any old cabin door
Such ideas in songs have been done before
Sarah don’t live in a nice shady dell
She’s a cook down at the Summer Hotel. Oh!
There aint no dusky maiden fairer;
I just can’t spare her,
When I compare her,
(With other ladies,)
Oh! I just double double dare her;
I’ll be mighty glad when I call Sarah mine
[Verse 2] On the day that Sarah says she’ll be mine,
Wedding bells will ring, oh, won’t it be fine?
I can buy new clothes and dress like a swell,
With all the money she earns at the hotel.
And when we’re wed and dinner time comes around,
‘Neath her kitchen window I will be found;
Hates to see my Sarah working so hard,
So I’ll serenade her out in the yard. Oh!
Von Tilzer, Albert and Norworth, Jack, "Sarah" (1906). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1208.
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