Joe Bowers

Joe Bowers

My name is Joe Bowers
I’ve got a brother Ike
I came here from Missouri
Yes, all the way from Pike
I’ll tell you why I left there
And how I came to roam
And leave my poor old mammy
So far away from home.

I used to love a gal there
Her name was Sallie Black
I asked her for to marry me
She said it was a whack
She says to me Joe Bowers
Before you hitch for life
You ought to have a little home
To keep your little wife.

Says I My dearest Sallie
O Sallie, for your sake
I’ll go to California
And try to raise a stake
Says she to me Joe Bowers
You are the chap to win
Give me a kiss to seal the bargain
And I throwed a dozen in.