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Sweet Betsy From Pike
Hey Y’all its Tin Min giving you Folk’s
Some old style traditional Country
The sort of songs we play on the
Cattle drive trail and campfires!!
So sit close to that fire and after a good chew
Take out our Mississippi tin sandwich and sit a spell!
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Oh, don’t you re-mem-ber sweet bet-sy from pike
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Who crossed the big moun-tains
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with her lov-er Ike With two yoke of cat-tle
One evening quite early they camped on the Platte
‘twas near the road on a green shady flat
Where betsy quite tired laid down to repose
While with yonder Ike gazed on his pike county rose
There wagon broke down with a terrible crash
And out on the prairie rolled all kinds of trash
Then Ike heaved a sigh and they fondly embraced
And she travelled along with his arm ‘round her waist