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Posted By: Ferrara
27-Apr-05 - 06:46 PM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Sarah Sitting in Shoe Shine Shop'
Subject: RE: Origins: 'Sarah Sitting in Shoe Shine Shop'
I learned it from Johnny Collins, who was a genuine ex-vaudeville performer, and had been a member of the Takoma Mandoliers and prior to that, a ukelele band called The Hillbillies in the 1920's and/or 1930's. (There was actually an article about them last August in the Old Time Herald.) I only remember a couple of verses as Johnny sang it:

Sarah, Sarah, sitting in the shoe shine shop,
When she sits she shines all day,
When she shines she sits all day,
Sarah, Sarah, sitting in the shoe shine shop.

Sarah, Sarah, sitting in a Chevrolet
When she sits she shifts all day,
When she shifts she sits all day.
Sarah, Sarah, sitting in a Chevrolet.

Maybe more will come to me now that this thread has given my memory a nudge.

Rita F