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THE CALIFORNIA STAGE COMPANY
T HERE'S no respect for youth or age On board the California stage, But pull and haul about the seats As bed-bugs do about the sheets.
They started as a thieving line
In eighteen hundred and forty-nine;
All opposition they defy,
So the people must root hog or die.
You're crowded in with Chinamen, As fattening hogs are in a pen; And what will more a man provoke Is musty plug tobacco smoke.
The ladies are compelled to sit With dresses in tobacco spit; The gentlemen don't seem to care, But talk on politics and swear.
The dust is deep in summer time, The mountains very hard to climb, And drivers often stop and yell, " Get out, all hands, and push up hill." 411