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Sweet Betsy From Pike(Ukulele chords)

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Now don't you remember Sweet Betsy from Pike 
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Who crossed the big mountains with her lover Ike 
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Two yoke of oxen a big yeller dog 
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A tall Shanghai rooster and one spotted hog 

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One evenin' quite early they camped on the plat 
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Down by the road on a green shady flat 
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Where Betsy got tired and lay down to repose 
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And Ike he just gazed on his Pike County Road 

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Well they soon reached the desert where Betsy gave out 
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Down in the sand she lay rollin' about 
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While Ike in great tears looked on in surprise 
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Said Betsy get up you'll get sand in your eyes 

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Well the Shanghai ran off and the cattle all died 
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The last piece of bacon that mornin' was fried 
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Ike got discouraged and Betsy got mad 
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The dog wagged his tail and looked wonderfully sad 

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Well a miner said Betsy will you dance with me 
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I will now ol' hoss if you don't make to free 
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But don't dance me hard do you want to know why 
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Doggone you I'm chalked full of strong alkali 

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Ike and Sweet Betsy got married of course 
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But Ike gettin' jealous obtained a divorce 
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Betsy well satisfied said with a shout 
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Good-bye you big lummox I'm glad you backed out

Written by Jimmie Driftwood

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