DESCRIPTION: (After an unrelated opening stanza), we find Sarah Jane and Samuel courting on the D & H canal. He, however "succumbed to hard times" and is buried. As for Sarah, within a week "She started keeping comp'ny with a junk dealer... in Rondout."
EARLIEST DATE: 1958
KEYWORDS: courting hardtimes death burial infidelity humorous
FOUND IN: US(MA) West Indies(Bahamas)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
FSCatskills 173, "Sarah Jane" (1 text plus appendix; tune referenced)
cf. "Pop Goes the Weasel" (tune) and references there
cf. "The D & H Canal" (tune, floating lyrics)
NOTES: Not to be confused with the song we index as "Sara Jane," which is a humorous song of conflict between lovers. - RBW
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