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G OME, all you Mississippi girls, and listen to my noise, If you happen to go West, don't you marry those
Texian boys; For if you do, your fortune will be Cold jonny-cake and beefsteak, that's all that you will
see, Cold jonny-cake and beefsteak, that's all that you will see.
When they go courting, here's what they wear: An old leather coat, and it's all ripped and tore; And an old brown hat with the brim tore down, And a pair of dirty socks, they've worn the winter round.
When one comes in, the first thing you hear Is, " Madam, your father has killed a deer "; And the next thing they say when they sit down Is, " Madam, the jonny-cake is too damned brown."
They live in a hut with hewed log wall, But it ain't got any windows at all; With a clap-board roof and a puncheon floor, And that's the way all Texas o'er.

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