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Jim Dixon Lyr Add: Songs (parodies) by Allan Sherman (9) Lyr Add: SARAH JACKMAN (Allan Sherman) 03 Mar 20


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SARAH JACKMAN*
Words, Allan Sherman; music, trad. "Frère Jacques".
As recorded by Allan Sherman with Christine Nelson on "My Son, the Folk Singer", 1962.

[Sound of a phone ringing.]
[Spoken:] [Female voice:] Hello?
[Male voice:] Is this 418-9749?
[F:] Speaking.
[M:] Sarah?
[F:] Yeah.

[Sung:] [M:] Sarah Jackman*, Sarah Jackman,
How's by you? How's by you?
How's by you the family? How's your sister Emily?
[F:] She's nice too.
[M:] She's nice too.

[F:] Jerry Bachman, Jerry Bachman,
So, what's new? So, what's new?
[M:] Whatcha doing, Sarah?
[F:] Reading John O'Hara.
[M:] He's nice too.
[F:] He's nice too.

[M:] Sarah Jackman, Sarah Jackman,
How's by you? How's by you?
How's your brother Bernie?
[F:] He's a big attorney.
[M:] How's your sister Doris?
[F:] Still with William Morris.
[M:] How's your cousin Shirley?
[F:] She got married early.
[M:] How's her daughter Esther?
[F:] Skipped a whole semester.
[M:] How's your brother Bentley?
[F:] Feeling better ment'lly.
[M:] How's your cousin Ida?
[F:] She's a Freedom Rider.
[M:] What's with uncle Sidney?
[F:] They took out a kidney.
[M:] How's your sister Norma?
[F:] She's a non-conformer.
[M:] How's your cousin Lena?
[F:] Moved to Pasadena.
[M:] How's your uncle Nathan?
[F:] Him I got no faith in.
[M:] I ain't heard from Sonia.
[F:] I'll get her to phone ya.
[M:] How's her daughter Rita?
[F:] A regular Lolita.
[M:] How's your cousin Manny?
[F:] Signed up with Vic Tanny.
[M:] How's your nephew Seymour?
[F:] Seymour joined the Peace Corps.
[M:] He's nice too. He's nice too.

[The following two verses overlap, as in a round:]
[M:] Sarah Jackman, Sarah Jackman,
How's by you? How's by you?
Give regards to Hi, now. Gotta say goodbye, now
Toodle-oo. Toodle-oo,

[F:] Jerry Bachman, Jerry Bachman,
How's by you? How's by you?
Give regards to Moe, now. Well, I gotta go now.

[Both:] Toodle-oo. Toodle-oo,
Toodle-oo,


* The name in the title is spelled "Jackman" but Allan Sherman pronounces it more like "Jockman."


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