Pretty Saro

Trad.
Recorded 1970 during the Self Portrait sessions, and released on Bootleg Series 10: Another Self Portrait (2013)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

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                  Am
Down in some lone valley
     D7           G       C/g  G
In a sad lonesome place
                        Am
Where the wild birds do warble
                D
Their notes to increase
            
                G       C/g  G
Farewell pretty Saro
  Am       D
I bid you Adieu
                      Am
But I dream of pretty Saro
           G           C/g  G
Wherever I go
            
                       Am
Well my love she won't have me
   D      G
So I understand
                Am
She wants a freeholder
                     D
Who owns a house and land
            
             Am
I cannot maintain her
                G      C/g G
With silver and gold
               Am 
And all of the fine things
       D             G
That a big house can hold
            
           Am
If I was a poet
          D7           G       C/g G
And could write a fine hand
                    Am
I'd write my love a letter
                D
That she'd understand
            
                    Am
And write it by the river
                     G
Where the waters overflow
                      Am
But I dream of pretty Saro
           D
Wherever I go
            
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