“Rock About My Saro Jane”


The singer, despite "a wife and five little children," decides to "take a trip on the big Macmillan." The troublesome operations of the boat are described. Chorus: "Oh, there's nothing to do but sit down and sing And rock about my Saro Jane."


  • Uncle Dave Macon, "Rock About My Saro Jane" (Vocalion 5151, 1927; also probably issued as Brunswick B-1024, 1929 and Brunswick 80091, n.d.; on TimesAint03)
  • New Lost City Ramblers, "Rock About My Saro Jane" (on NLCR14)


  1. Lomax-FSUSA 47, "Rock About My Saro Jane" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Lomax- FSNA 277, "Rock About, My Saro Jane" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Botkin-SoFolklr, p. 747, "Rock About, My Saro Jane" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Silber-FSWB, p. 92, "Rock About My Saro Jane" (1 text)
  6. Roud #10052
  7. BI, LxU047


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (recording, Uncle Dave Macon)
Keywords: ship river love work
Found in: US