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Tune Req: The Union Mare and the Confederate Grey

terrier 27 Jun 06 - 07:43 PM
GUEST,Jack Campin 27 Jun 06 - 07:58 PM
terrier 27 Jun 06 - 08:16 PM
the fence 28 Jun 06 - 01:50 AM
Mr Happy 19 Nov 09 - 08:34 AM
Jim Dixon 22 May 13 - 12:33 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: The Union Mare and the Confederate Grey
From: terrier
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 07:43 PM

I've found the lyrics for the Union Mare and the Confederate grey, but can anyone supply the tune, I believe it was recorded by Waylon Jennings ????????


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Union Mare and the Confederate Grey
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 07:58 PM

I've never heard of it before, but could it use the old Scottish Border tune "The Black and the Grey" a.k.a. "John Paterson's Mare Goes Foremost"? (The words are about an 18th century horse race).


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Union Mare and the Confederate Grey
From: terrier
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 08:16 PM

Hi Jack
Not heard of that one ( John Patersons mare) Will look it up .T.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Union Mare and the Confederate Grey
From: the fence
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 01:50 AM

The Album 'White Mansions' has a wonderful version on it. You could try and get a copy from somewhere. I would lend you mine but it's a long way from here to there!!! Good hunting.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Union Mare and the Confederate Grey
From: Mr Happy
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 08:34 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsc68ZHA0c4


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE UNION MARE AND THE CONFEDERATE GREY
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 May 13 - 12:33 AM

I can't supply the tune notation, but here are the lyrics:


THE UNION MARE AND THE CONFEDERATE GREY
Written by Paul Kennerley
As sung by Waylon Jennings (with Jessi Coulter?) on "White Mansions"

1. Two horses were trotting; they pranced and they ran.
Each one was commanded by a cavalry man.
Two horses stood grazing where their dead riders lay:
A Union mare and a Confederate grey.

2. They nuzzled each other as they teased and had fun.
They bathed in the warm rays of the old southern sun.
No more senseless orders for them to obey,
So they acted like lovers, this mare and this grey.

3. Now these are such sad times that we're all living in,
For killing you brother is the mightiest sin.
How happy we'd be if we acted the way
Of the Union mare and the Confederate grey.

Repeat 1.


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