New Market (The Call to the Races at New-Market)

DESCRIPTION: "To horse, brave boys, to New Market to horse, You'll lose the match by longer delaying." The gamblers set out for the races. The singer swears by Brown Bay, and describes the faults of the other horses -- but "now we're undone, and our guineas are lost."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1887 (Ashton)
KEYWORDS: racing gambling sports horse
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: John Ashton, _A Century of Ballads_, Elliot Stock, London, 1887; reprinted 1968 by Singing Tree Press, pp. 255-257, "The Call to the Races at New-Market" (1 text)
Roud #15020
File: JACB257

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