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Sweet Betsy From Pike
Traditional Folk Song
C G7 C -
- D7 G -
Am Em F C
- G7 C -
C G7 C -
C G7 C -  -   (repeat all)
12-beat intro.  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is 3/4 waltz time.
First Verse:
Oh, don't you remember sweet Betsy from Pike,
Who swam the wide rivers, with her lover Ike,
With two yoke of oxen, a large yellow dog,
A tall Shanghai rooster and one spotted hog?
Second Verse:
They swam the wide rivers, they crossed the tall peaks,
They camped out on prairies for weeks and for weeks,
Fought hunger and rattlers and big storms of dust,
Determined to reach California or bust.
Singing too-ra-lee oo-ra-lee, oo-ra-lee ay.
Singing too-ra-lee oo-ra-lee, oo-ra-lee ay.

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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