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Jack o' diamonds

Oh Sally, oh Sally, 'tis for your sake alone
That I leave my old parents, my house and my home
That I leave my old parents, you cause me to roam
I'm an old rambling cowpoke and the range is my home

    Jack O' diamonds, Jack O' diamonds, I know you of old
    You've robbed by poor pockets of silver and gold
    Oh, whiskey, you villain, you've been my downfall
    You've punched me and kicked me, but I love you for all

My foot's in my stirrup, my bridle's in my hand
I'm going to leave Sally, the fairest in the land
Her Daddy don't like me, he says I'm too poor
He says I'm unworthy to enter her door

  * Refrain

They say I drink whisky, my money is my own
And them that don't like me can leave me alone
I'll eat when I'm hungry, I'll drink when I'm dry
I'll do what I please and I'll live 'till I die

  * Refrain

I'll get you up in my saddle, my quirt in my hand
I'll think of you, Sally when in some distant land
I'll think of you, Sally you caused me to roam
I'm an old rambling cowpoke and the range is my home

  * Refrain

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