My Rattlin' Oul' Grey Mare

DESCRIPTION: "I am a jolly carter and a jolly good soul am I. I whistle and sing from morn till noon, all troubles I defy." The singer described how "my rattlin' mare and I" work together. He does not overburden the horse, and she does her work well
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: horse work nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland Britain(England(South),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan3 456, "The Country Carrier" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
SHenry H664, p. 41, "My Rattlin' Oul' Grey Mare" (1 text, 1 tune)
Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 548, "Country Carrier" (1 text)

Roud #1400
File: HHH664

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