I've labored long and hard for bread
for honor and for riches
But on my corns too long yov,e tred
You fine haired Sons of Bitches
let come what will 'I,ll try it on
My condition can't be worse and if there,s money in that Box
Tis munny in my purse.
The author of these desperate verses, a notorious California road agent known as Black Bart, removed "that Box" at the risk of life and limb from a westbound stagecoach on the afternoon of July 25, 1878and found inside it a mere $600 in cash...