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Thread #81179 Message #1500714
Posted By: Azizi
05-Jun-05 - 04:58 PM
Thread Name: African American Secular Folk Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: HE IS MY HORSE
I've been meaning to include this particular song, and now is as good a time as any:
ADD lyrics: HE IS MY HORSE
Talley, "Negro Folk Rhymes" p. 16
One day as I wus a-ridin' by
Said dey: "Ole man, yo' hoss will die"=
If he dies, he is my loss;
An' if he lives, he is my hoss"
Nex' day w'en I come a-ridin' by,
Dey said: "Ole man yo' hoss may die,"
"If he dies, I'll tan 'is skin:
An' if he lives, I'll ride 'im ag'in."
Drn ag'in w'en I come a-ridin' by,
Said dey: "Ole man, yo' hoss mought die."-
"If he dies, I'll eat his co'n"
And if he lives, I'll ride 'im on."