Who Sang Pretty Saro? Judy Collins

Judy Collins A Maid of Constant Sorrow cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Peter Seeger
release date: 1961
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk
length: 3:04
Down in some lone valley in a lonesome place
Where the wild birds all whistle and their notes do increase
Farewell Pretty Saro I must bid you adieu
And I'll dream of Pretty Saro wherever I go

My love she won't have me and I understand
She wants a rich merchant and I have no land
I cannot maintain her, I've no silver and gold
Can't give her the nice things that a big house will hold

But if I were a merchant and I could write a fine hand
And I'd write my love a letter that she'd understand
I'd write it by the river where the waters o'erflow
And I'll dream of Pretty Saro wherever I go

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Maid of Constant Sorrow
  • 2 The Prickle Bush
  • 3 Wild Mountain Thyme
  • 4 Tim Evans
  • 5 Sailor's Life
  • 6 Bold Fenian Men
  • 7 Wars of High Germany
  • 8 O Daddy Be Gay
  • 9 I Know Where I'm Going
  • 10 John Riley
  • 11 Pretty Saro
  • 12 The Rising of the Moon