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Thread #80698   Message #1472593
Posted By: John M.
27-Apr-05 - 02:33 PM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Sarah Sitting in Shoe Shine Shop'
Subject: Origins: 'Sarah Sitting in Shoe Shine Shop'
Hello everyone,

Below is a traditional bawdy song titled: 'Sarah, Sarah, Sitting in Shoe Shine Shop'  (recording)

  
             1.  Do you sing this song?
             2.  If you do, when and where did you learn the song?


Any help is appreciated.

Sincerely,

John Mehlberg
john@mehlberg.com
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My, mostly traditional, bawdy songs, toasts and recitations website: www.immortalia.com
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SARAH, SARAH, SITTING IN A SHOE SHINE SHOP  (recording)

Sarah, Sarah, sitting in a shoe shine shop
All day long she sits and shines
All day long she shines and sits
Sarah, Sarah, sitting in a shoe shine shop

Sarah, Sarah, sitting in a seamstress shop.
All day long she snips and tucks,
all day long she tucks and snips.
Sarah, Sarah, sitting in a seamstress shop.

Sarah, Sarah, sitting in a sheet slitting shop.
All day long she slits her sheets,
all day long her sheets she slits,
Sarah, Sarah, sitting in a sheet slitting shop


Notes: The earliest text of this song is an undated (ca 1929) fragment titled 'Sally' (#3917) in the Gordon 'Inferno' Collection.   Larry Vincent recorded a version (55B on the Pearl Records label) with the standard title.