Cowboy Songs And Other Frontier Ballads

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M Y name is Joe Bowers, I've got a brother Ike, I came here from Missouri, Yes, all the way from Pike. I'll tell you why I left there And how I came to roam, And leave my poor old mammy, So far away from home.
I used to love a gal there, Her name was Sallie Black, I asked her for to marry me, She said it was a whack. She says to me, " Joe Bowers, Before you hitch for life, You ought to have a little home To keep your little wife."
Says I, " My dearest Sallie, O Sallie, for your sake, I'll go to California And try to raise a stake." Says she to me, " Joe Bowers, You are the chap to win, Give me a kiss to seal the bargain,"— And I throwed a dozen in. 15