Liza Jane
Liza Jane By Mary Beth Cross ©


1. Name is Clara Brown

Got my(mah) head held high

Two feet on the ground
I
I lost my family

They sold my babies right out from under me


2. Now I’m Free

But they say I have to leave behind Ol’ Kentucky

Heading west I’ll cook and clean

On a wagon train to Cherry Creek


Chorus:

I Don’t ask why

If it takes my whole life

I swear before I die

I’m gonna find

My ‘Liza Jane



3. I did Washin’ for the miners (minas)

In Clear Creek County

Saved the gold

Left in the pockets of the trousa’s I’d wash and fold


4. I owned land in Central City

Gave colored folk a start when it wasn’t easy

At the end of the civil war

I went back East and helped (a plenty) more


Chorus:

I don’t ask Why

If it takes my whole life

I swear before I die

I’m gonna find

My ‘Liza Jane


5. At the age of 82

I found Eliza Brewer

My dream come true

She came to Denver to live with me

Spent my final days with Eliza and my grandbaby