The Lonesome Sisters


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From CD: The Lonesome Sisters

Pretty Saro
Traditional, arrangement by Sarah Hawker & Debra Clifford

I came in this country 18 and 49
I thought myself lucky for to be alive
I looked all around me, no one could I see
That I could compare with my pretty saree

I wish I was a poet, could write a fine hand
I’d write my love a letter, one she’d long understand
I send it by the water where the islands over flow
And I’d think of pretty saro wherever I go

At the foot of yon mountain there lies a deep snow
oh it’s not this long journey, leaving friends that I know
there's one thing that grieves me and bears on my mind
its leaving my darlin' pretty saro behind

The Lonesome Sisters Lyrics
Sarah Hawker & Debra Clifford