The Bayou Sara (2) Sol Matting he lied a-sleeping, Poor boy was sleeping so sound, When the fire took place in the deck-room The night the Bicera burned dowil. O! the Bicera she hollered, O! the Bicera she moaned; The City St. Louis did answer The night the Bicera burned down. When she left St. Louis She had five hundred men; When she got to New Mattick She hadn't but a hundred a@d teu. Ain't that a pity, Ain't it a sin and a shame, The fire took place in the deck-room The night the Bicera burned down. The Bicera was a fine boat. O! the Bicera she moaned; But when she got to New Mattick O! the Bicera was goue. The Bicera was a fine boat, Her smoke-stacks painted brown, When the fire took place (The Bicera burned down) O! Sol Molting he whooped and he hollered, Sol Molting he hollered so strong; When the fire took place in the deck-room Poor Sol Molting was gone. The "Bayou Sara" was the queen of the Anchor Line fleet of river boats; It burned completely at the dock on December 5, 1885. From Ballads and Songs, Belden Collected by J.S.Ankeny from singing of old riverman, MO 1914 RG
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