"San Francisco Gold"
“Cactus Jack & Snake-eye Black”
(song: Mark Mitchell)
“Cactus Jack and Snake-eye Black
West of the Rockies, they made tracks
Spun some yarns, told their tales
Saloons, and railroads, ships they sailed
Horses rode, guns a-blazing
Cons-a-racing, gold a-tracing
Cactus Jack, Cactus Jack
Snake-eye Black you two we’ll sack
(Banjo, Guitar, Piano)
Early in San Francisco hey-days Cactus Jack and boys see attempts to heist gold, foiled, while they explore nature, tell tall tales, drink sarsaparilla, and long for dolled-up gals. Shoot-fire, you thought the Niners, the San Francisco Giants, and green grass pro shops were started by men like Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Nope. Rope and ride Cactus Jack. There’s history to tell.