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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleSarah Bloom
Roud No.21200
Collected FromMorse, William
LocationColn St Aldwyn
CountyGloucestershire
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Tune
Date
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 2 - Gloucestershire: Williams, A: MS collection No Gl 72
Source SecondaryWilts and Gloucestershire Standard, 23rd June, 1916, p 3, Part 34, No. 2
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

A pretty girl came courting me,
Her name was Sarah Bloom,
She wanted me to marry her,
She said I was alone.
She said I was a nice young man,
And we may be well off soon -
But, I'll ask my mother and let you know,
Next Sunday afternoon.

Chorus

The kindness of that pretty girl,
I never shall forget,
She wanted me to marry her,
But I cannot see that yet.

Verse 2

Now Sarah Bloom, one afternoon,
She took me for a walk,
She took my hand and pressed it very hard,
And lovingly did talk.
She wanted me to play with her,
At night by the light of the moon -
But, I'll ask my mother and let you know,
Next Sunday afternoon.

Chorus

Verse 3

She made me a present of a watch and chain,
Besides a brand new hat,
For Sundays when I walk with her
That I should cut a dash.
As soon as she found I would not play with her
She wanted her presents back soon -
But, I'll ask my mother and let you know,
Next Sunday afternoon.

Chorus

Verse 4

If there's any young woman here tonight,
Would like to be my wife,
Let her step forward and I'll do
The best I can through life.
And if she's in a hurry,
We may be married soon,
But, I'll ask my mother and let her know,
Next Sunday afternoon.

Chorus
 
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Notes
Williams, Alfred: MS / WGS: 'This piece was in frequent use around Fairford. It is not one of the best of songs, though it is of considerable age. Words obtained of William Moss, Coln St Aldwyn.'

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2010.

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