Collected by Judy Kinslow and Alan Rennick for M.C. Parler
Sung by Holly Hodges and Julias Cato Prairie Grove, Ark. Dec. 17, 1960.
Reel 368, Item 11
Sally Black (Joe Bowers)
I courted a girl that loved me Her name was Sally Black I asked her if she'd marry me She said it was a whack.
I went to Californie
To try to raise a stake
But I worked both late and early
Through rain, sleet and snow
I's workin' for my Sally
It was all the same to Joe.
Then I received a letter From my dear brother Ike It came from old Missouri And all the way from Pike.
It brought to me the worstest news That ever I did hear Sally'd married a butcher The butcher had red hair.
A little more the letter said Enough to make me swear Sally had a baby The baby had red hair.
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