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Duration: 2:28 
Release Date: 1962  (sav-man) 
Lyrics By: Allan Sherman (sav-man) 
Music By: Allan Sherman (sav-man) 
Produced By:
Released By: Warner Brothers (sav-man) 
Published By: W B MUSIC CORP (M_Robertcop) 
Licensing: ASCAP  #490219144 (M_Robertcop) 
Keywords: LIST 
  • The version on DrD's 20th Anniversary video was from a 1966 TV special show performance and has some new and different lyrics. (Tim P. Ryan)
  • Recorded live at a party on August 6, 1962 (CapSuper)
  • John F. Kennedy was allegedly heard singing this song to himself as he was leaving a building! (sav-man)
  • This "Frere Jacques" parody was one of the first songs that brought Allan attention in 1962. (sav-man)
  • From Sherman's classic 1962 debut album MY SON, THE FOLK SINGER. (sav-man)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Sarah Jackman
    (Parody of "Frere Jacques")

    Is this 418-9749?
    Speaking. Sarah?
    Sarah Jackman, Sarah Jackman, How's by you?
    How's by you?
    How's by you the family?
    How's your sister Emily?
    She's nice too.
    She's nice too.

    Jerry Bachman, Jerry Bachman, So what's new?
    So what's new?

    Whatcha doing Sarah?
    Reading John O'Hara.

    He's nice too.
    He's nice too.

    Sarah Jackman, Sarah Jackman, How's by you?
    How's by you?

    How's your brother Bernie?
    He's a big attorney.

    How's your sister Doris?
    Still with William Morris.

    How's your cousin Shirley?
    She got married early.

    How's her daughter Esther?
    Skipped a whole semester.

    How's your brother Bentley?
    Feeling better ment'ly.

    How's your cousin Ida?
    She's a freedom rider.

    What's with Uncle Sidney?
    They took out a kidney.

    How's your sister Norma?
    She's a non-conforma.

    How's yours cousin Lena?
    Moved to Pasadena.

    How's your Uncle Nathan?
    Him I got no faith in.

    I ain't heard from Sonja.
    I'll get her to phone ya.

    How's her daughter Rita?
    A regular Lolita.

    How's your cousin Manny?
    Signed up with Vic Tanny.

    How's your nephew Seymour?
    Seymour joined the Peace Corps.

    He's nice too.
    He's nice too.
    Sarah Jackman, Sarah Jackman,
    How's by you?
    Jerry Bachman,
    How's by you?
    Jerry Bachman,
    Give regards to Hi now.

    So what's new?
    Gotta say goodbye now.
    So what's new?
    Give regards to Moe now.
    Well I gotta go now.


    Current Rating 9.5 (4 votes)
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