Lines from "Sweet Betsy from Pike"
Did you ever hear tell of Sweet Betsy from Pike,
Who crossed the wide mountains with her
With two yoke of cattle and one spotted hog,
A tall Shanghai rooster and an old yellow dog.
They passed the Sierras through mountains
Till old California was sighted below.
Sweet Betsy, she hollered, and Ike gave
Saying, “Betsy, my darlin’, I’m a made
Folk song, 1850s
Autry Museum of Western Heritage