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Thread #67791 Message #3439323
Posted By: GUEST,Guest... Dunvegan31/Michigan
20-Nov-12 - 12:00 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Horse called Napoleon
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Horse called Napoleon
Okay, I have my mom and grandmother here. We learned this from family members handed down. I find it funny how close so many of these are, yet no two are the same. We never said some of the things most of these do, but again, I am sure to all of us they are the right ones.
OUR VERSION WE KNOW...
There once was a horse and his name was Napolean,
All on account of his boney parts.
He was sired by Old Man Toleon,
The way he would go would break your heart.
He was so thin you could see right through him,
Hair as fine as any silk.
I used to drive him on my milk wagon,
When you wanted him to stop you just hollered out milk.
I took him to the races one day,
Round the race track he did pace.
Sure as I'm a sinner he was comin' in a winner,
Some sucker hollered out milk and he lost the race.
My grandmother is 90 this year and this was just dictated to me as she knew it. She leared it from a man that was very old when SHE was a kid. I hope this helps also.