Sarie

DESCRIPTION: Singer loves Sarie, a fat co-worker on the farm. She has humorous and suggestive escapades. When they marry, the two will be one -- but there's enough of her to make two or three. Cho: "For she's proud and she's beautiful, she's fat and she's fair...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1957 (recording, Tony Wales)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Singer loves Sarie, a fat co-worker on the farm; she has accepted his proposal. While milking a cow, she falls over and says she has hurt her arm, but that's not where she fell. She falls in the river; he pulls her out; she berates him for the places he grabbed her. When they marry, the two will be one -- but there's enough of her to make two or three. Ch.: "For she's proud and she's beautiful, she's fat and she's fair...."
KEYWORDS: love marriage humorous lover
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
RECORDINGS:
Tony Wales, "Sarie" (on TWales1)
NOTES: Wales notes that several Sussex people knew fragments of the song, but most couldn't remember it in full. I'd guess at a music-hall origin. - PJS
File: RcSarie

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