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Thread #33059   Message #438249
Posted By: mousethief
11-Apr-01 - 01:49 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Take Her Out of Pity/Old Maid's Song
Subject: Lyr Add: TAKE HER OUT OF PITY (from Kingston Trio)
I found this on by searching for "take her out of pity" (quotes included). First page up had it.

Bob Shane / Nick Reynolds / John Stewart

I had a sister Sally, she was younger than I am.
Had so many sweethearts, she had to deny them.
But as for sister Sarah, you know she hasn't many.
And if you knew her heart, she'd be grateful for any.

Come a lands man, a pins man, a tinker or a tailor;
doctor, a lawyer, soldier, or sailor.
A rich man, a poor man, a fool or a witty,
don't let her die an old maid but take her out of pity.

We had a sister Sally, she was ugly and misshapen.
By the time she was sixteen years old she was taken.
By the time she was eighteen, a son and a daughter.
Sarah's almost twenty-nine, never had an offer.


She never would be scoldin'. She never would be jealous.
Her husband would have money to go to the alehouse.
He was there a-spendin'. She'd be home a-savin'
and I leave it up to you if she is not worth havin'.


(c) 1960 Atzel Music, Inc., New York, NY (used without permission)