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Thread #67791   Message #2793386
Posted By: GUEST,999
21-Dec-09 - 04:23 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Horse called Napoleon
Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Horse called Napoleon
Marilyn Taylor Wilkinson
TUNE: Michael Finnigan
SITE SOURCE: Folklore Unit - People


NAPOLEON

I had a horse and his name was Napoleon
All on account of his bony parts
He was sired by an old Hambletonian,
Damned by everyone round these parts

He was so thin you could see right through him;
Hair as fine as the finest silk.
I hitched him up to an old milk wagon;
Taught him to stop when I hollered 'Milk!'

As I was goin' to town one morning,
Met a fellow with a rig so fine.
Said he, "I'll race your old Hambletonian,"
Said I, "You're on," and I fell in line.

Down the road a helter skelter ,
We were going at a hell of a pace.
Sure as I'm a sinner I was comin' out winner;
Someone hollered 'Milk!" and I lost that race.