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The Tex-I-An Boys Come along girls and listen to my noise Don't you go and marry those Tex-i-an boys If you do your fortune it will be Johnny cake and ven-i-son and sassafrass tea. When they come a-courting, I'll tell you what they wear: An old leather coat all patched and bare, An old straw hat more brim than crown, And a pair of dirty socks they've wore the winter 'round, A pair of dirty socks they've wore the winter 'round. When he comes in, first thing you hear, "Madam, has your daddy killed a deer?" And the next thing he says when he sits down, "Madam, the johnnycake's too damn brown, Madam, the johnnycake's too damn brown." They will take you out on a live-oak hill, And love you there against your will. Love you on the prairie and forget you on the plains, For that is the way with the Tex-i-ans, That is the way with the Tex-i-ans. Brandy is brandy any way you mix it, A Tex-i-an's a Tex-i-an any way you fix it. When other good folks have all gone to bed, The Devil is a-working in the Tex-i-an's head, The Devil is a-working in the Tex-i-an's head! From The Liberated Woman's Songbook, Silverman RG
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