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Lyr Req/Add: Horace the Horse (Burl Ives)

Carly 23 Feb 04 - 06:49 PM
Cool Beans 24 Feb 04 - 06:59 PM
Alaska Mike 25 Feb 04 - 11:27 AM
GUEST,MMario 25 Feb 04 - 11:42 AM
Alaska Mike 25 Feb 04 - 01:43 PM
Carly 25 Feb 04 - 02:20 PM
Alaska Mike 25 Feb 04 - 03:46 PM
GUEST,Mae 07 Sep 06 - 03:53 PM
pdq 08 Sep 06 - 12:17 PM
GUEST 28 Aug 10 - 01:06 PM
GUEST,recordcollectorman27234 11 Dec 10 - 07:53 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Horace the Carousel Horse
From: Carly
Date: 23 Feb 04 - 06:49 PM

My sister, who teaches preschoolers, asked me if I knew a song about a carousel horse named Horace who is very unhappy as he goes 'round and 'round, because he is always last. Someone saves the day by pointing out that, on a merry-go-round, the last horse could also be the first horse. This is the first time she has ever completely stumped me with a song request; I have never heard of Horace. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Horace the Carousel Horse
From: Cool Beans
Date: 24 Feb 04 - 06:59 PM

Carly, your sister is not delusional. I heard the song as a child, but I remember only the last lines:

I'm the very first horse on the the merry-go-round
'Cause the others are a-following me.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HORACE THE HORSE (from Burl Ives)
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 25 Feb 04 - 11:27 AM

I remember this off an old Burl Ives album.

HORACE THE HORSE
(from Burl Ives)

Horace the horse on the merry-go-round
Went up and down, round and round
He's been sad since the day he found
He's the very last horse on the merry-go-round

The music began and away they go
High and low, to and fro
Poor old Horace would always say
"I'm the very last horse again today."

How he tried and tried and tried
But he just never could win.
Horace cried and cried and cried
'Cause all the other horses were ahead of him

Then came the day on the merry-go-round
When Horace turned, looked around
Then said "Gosh oh gee --
I'm the very first horse on the merry-go-round,
The others are following me!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Horace the Carousel Horse
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 25 Feb 04 - 11:42 AM

mike - from what I can see on a Burl Ive's lyric sight your memory is pretty good!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Horace the Carousel Horse
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 25 Feb 04 - 01:43 PM

Hi MMario, I looked it up on Burl's site just to make sure before I posted it. It has been many years since I last sang it. This is one of the songs I learned as a child and sang for my kids when they were small. It has always been a fun song to sing and listen to.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Horace the Carousel Horse
From: Carly
Date: 25 Feb 04 - 02:20 PM

Hooray!!! I knew Icould count on the Mudcat! We listened to Burle Ives as children, but we did not have that recording (maybe I'm showing my age here!) My sister first heard it as a young adult.Thank you, Cool Beans, MMario and especially Alaska Mike! Will we see you at the Getaway this year, I hope?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Horace the Carousel Horse
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 25 Feb 04 - 03:46 PM

Hi Carly, I was happy to help, your thread reminded me of a fun song that I had gotten away from singing. The Getaway is a big maybe for me right now, I am having some unexpected expenses and my Getaway fund is dwindling. I'm still hopeful though. Say hi to Bruce for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Horace the Carousel Horse
From: GUEST,Mae
Date: 07 Sep 06 - 03:53 PM

Would anyone know where I could get this song on CD?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Horace the Carousel Horse
From: pdq
Date: 08 Sep 06 - 12:17 PM

Sorry to say, but this does not appear on any of the current CD collections of Burl Ives.

Try this gentleman in New Your. He will make a CD or cassete for you custom order. About $14 for two sides plus shipping. He also has many MP3 files you can download.

                         Kiddie Rekord King


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Horace the Horse (Burl Ives)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 01:06 PM

It was also recorded on 78 by Eddie Albert, back side of Smokeyi the bear


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Horace the Horse (Burl Ives)
From: GUEST,recordcollectorman27234
Date: 11 Dec 10 - 07:53 AM

Now you can listen to it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzc0LqqVdrY

what a great song, those old 78rpm records rule!


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