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Thread #67791   Message #2320268
Posted By: GUEST,GraceAZ
19-Apr-08 - 04:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Horse called Napoleon
Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Horse called Napoleon
I have a horse, his name's Napoleon
called on account of his bony parts.
He is known to all Hambletonians
and to all throughout these parts.

Well, one fine day when we were out walking
along came a horse with a rig so neat.
Said he to me, "You old dobbin,
we'll have a race right down the street."

So away we went helter skelter.
We were goin' at a heck of a pace.
When all of a sudden someone hollered,
"Milk!" and that's how we lost the race.

My mother taught me this song and she grew up in Buffalo, NY (1913-2006) in an Irish family. What I like about it is the surprise - that the horse pulled a milk wagon and would stop at the mere call of the word - milk.

If anyone knows the song that ends with the line, "Get out of here with that boom boom boom and don't come back no more!" I would appreciate knowing the lyrics and background on it. Thank you!