Sarah's Young Man
DESCRIPTION: The singer falls in love with Sarah, a domestic who "lives in a mansion near Manchester Square." One night he discovers her cozying with a soldier. The master comes home, the soldier and Sarah lose their position, and Sarah loses her suitor.
EARLIEST DATE: before 1865 (broadside, Bodleian LOCSinging sb40501a)
KEYWORDS: courting infidelity servant soldier humorous unemployment
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 130-133, "Sarah's Young Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #2066, p. 138, "Sarah's Young Man" (1 reference)
Cyril O'Brien, "My First Love Was Sarah" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Bodleian, Harding B 18(432), "Sarah's Young Man," H. De Marsan (New York), 1861-1864; also Firth b.34(198), "Sarah's Young Man"
LOCSinging, sb40501a, "Sarah's Young Man," H. De Marsan (New York), 1861-1864; also as112240, "Sarah's Young Man"
NOTES: Broadsides LOCSinging sb40501a and Bodleian, Harding B 18(432): H. De Marsan dating per Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site.
Broadsides LOCSinging sb40501a and Bodleian, Harding B 18(432) are duplicates. - BS
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