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Pretty Saro

 

About Pretty Saro

This song expresses the social distinctions brought to the American colonies from the old country.

Lyrics to Pretty Saro

Pretty Saro

Down in some lone valley in a lonesome place
Where the wild birds do whistle, and their notes do increase
Farewell pretty Saro, I bid you adieu
But I'll dream of pretty Saro wherever I go

My love she won't have me, so I understand
She wants a free holder who owns house and land
I cannot maintain her with silver and gold
Nor buy all the fine things that a big house can hold

If I were a merchant and could write a fine hand
I'd write my love a letter that she'd understand
I'd write it by the river where the waters o'er-flow
And I'll dream of pretty Saro wherever I go

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