Auld Horse's Lament, The

DESCRIPTION: An old horse, "turned out to die," remembers "when I was a foalie ... brisk and jolly." He threw "young Mr Galloper" when he was abused, so he was sold to a dealer who wore his life away. He warns people to "lay something in store" for their own old age.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: age warning abuse ordeal lament horse
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 492, "The Auld Horse's Lament" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
Roud #5980
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Poor Old Horse (III)" (theme of a weary old horse) and references there
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Auld Mare's Lament
File: GrD3492

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