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Happy! - Nov 10 (Joe Trees)

Abby Sale 10 Nov 05 - 08:25 AM
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Subject: Happy! - Nov 10 (Joe Trees)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 10 Nov 05 - 08:25 AM

Happy Birthday!

Joseph Clifton Trees

who discovered more oil than anyone ever,

was born

(died May 20, 1943)

        As I walked out one morning in May
        I met a fair damsel and to her did say
        It's all for a fortune I am willing to toil
        If you'll show me some place to go boring for oil.

        She stammered, she stammered, kind sir, I declare,
        I know of a place and I've nursed it with care,
        And no one has seen it since I was a child
        And I'll show you there's no trouble in boring for oil.

        Oh, I had not bored down more than six inches or so,
        When the oil from my well it so freely did flow,
        She screamed and she hollered Oh my character's spoiled
        You've busted my hamgut while boring for oil. [?]

                "Boring for Oil"

From The Robert W. Gordon "Inferno" Collection in the Archive of Folk Song, Library of
Congress. Davids MSS, Written down by R.M. Davids, Cross X Ranch, Woodmere, Florida,
c. 1924. Sent in to R.W. Gordon by J.C. Colcord 12/21/29. pp. 5-6

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Subject: RE: Happy! - Nov 10 (Joe Trees)
From: BTMP
Date: 10 Nov 05 - 03:52 PM

Today is also the 230th anniversary of the United States Marine Corps. Semper Fi ... -btmp

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Subject: RE: Happy! - Nov 10 (Joe Trees)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 08:20 AM

Thanx BTMP. What song would you recommend? I know that "Raggedy-ass Marines" was sung during the Korean "conflict." Maybe later.

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