Collected by Mary C. Parler Transcribed by Linda Humphrey
Sung by Ernest Scott Gorshem, Ark.
Reel 408 Item 5
Issac and Betsy, they started out west Conostoga wagons get rich, I guess,
With two yoke of cattle and an old yeller dog,
And a shanghai rooster and one spotted hog.
They stopped in Salt City, it were in the way;
Brigham saw Betsy and swore she should stay,
And Betsy got frightened and she run like a deer,
Left Brigham a-pawing the dirt like a steer.
Well, Issac and Betsy, they attended a dance;
Issac, he wore his Pike County pants;
Betsy she wore her jewels and rings,
Said Issac, you're an angel, but where are your wings?
Well, Issac, says Betsy, won't you dance with me,
I will if we can, I'gree;
Don't dance me too hard, I'll tell you why I'm too full of that old Akalye.
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