Messenger Song, The

DESCRIPTION: The horse, a descendent of Messenger, reports on its frisky behavior with its handlers. They respond by beating the animal. It breaks down the door and flees; it boasts of its new freedom and its abilities
AUTHOR: John Calhoun?
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Manny/Wilson)
KEYWORDS: horse abuse escape freedom
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Doerflinger, p. 266, "The Messenger Song" (1 text)
Manny/Wilson 33, "The Messenger Song (John Calhoun's Colt)" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST Doe266a (Partial)
Roud #4166
NOTES: Messenger was a famous horse of the nineteenth century; Manny and Wilson note that he "was foaled in 1780, imported to the United States in 1788, and died in 1808, leaving a large progeny."
This song is item dH49 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
File: Doe266a

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