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American Ballads and Folk Songs
I was young and happy and my heart was light and gay, Singin', always singin', through the sunny, summer dayj Happy as a lizard in the waving chaparral, Walking down through Laramie with Snagtooth Sal.
Sal, Sal, my heart is broke today, Broke in two forever when they laid you in the clay; I would give creation to be walking with my gal, Walking down through Laramie with Snagtooth Sal.
I met her in the evening, when the stars where shining bright. We walked and talked and billed and cooed till twelve o'clock at night.
She told me that she loved me, she swore she'd be my pal, But she turned me down completely, did my Snagtooth Sal. I thought I had her safely in my aching heart's corral, But she died and left me longin' for my Snagtooth Sal.
Bury me tomorrow where the lily blossoms spring, Underneath the willows where the little robins sing. You will yearn to see me—but ah, nevermore you shall— Walking down through Laramie with Snagtooth Sal.
Plant a little stone above the little mound of sodj Write: "Here lies a lovin' an' a busted heart, begod!" Nevermore you'll see him walkin' proudly with his gal— Walkin' down through Laramie with Snagtooth Sal.
TYING A KNOT IN THE DEVIL'S TAIL
"One night when I had been in Arizona only a short while, I went on a moonlight picnic. There is no moon in the world like the Arizona moon—and that night it came up slowly between two prongs of a