Pretty Saro is an English folk ballad originating in the early 1700s. The song died out in England by the mid eighteenth century but was rediscovered in North America in the early twentieth century where it had been preserved in the Appalachian Mountains through oral traditions. The work of Cecil Sharp is credited for keeping songs such as Pretty Saro and others, alive well into modern times.
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Notable artists who have recorded Pretty Saro include:
|Derroll Adams||65th Birthday Concert|
|Sam Amidon||All is Well|
|Judy Collins||A Maid of Constant Sorrow|
|Bob Dylan||The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 – Another Self Portrait (1969–1971)|
|Jay Munly||Galvanized Yankee|
|Pete Seeger||God Bless the Grass|
|Doc Watson||Home Again!|
- Sharp, Cecil James. Campbell, Olive Dame. Karpeles, Maud. English folk songs from the Southern Appalachians, Volume 1. Oxford University Press, Volume 1. page 10
- Reed, Smith. South Carolina ballads: with a study of the traditional ballad to-day. Harvard University Press, 1928. pages 75-76
- "New Sam Amidon Video – "Saro". Stereogum. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
- "Guitar is just Spice for singer Collins". The Montreal Gazette. 5 August 1977. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
- Ross, Bob (20 July 2001). "Songcatcher Finds Its Magic In Music". Tampa Tribune.
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