Jackson and Jane
DESCRIPTION: Jane is Hugh Jackson's grey mare. She is challenged to win the steeplechase cup at Cootehill a third time. The odds were ten to four against her. Half way around the jockey tells her that her opponents "are not yet in view." Jane wins easily.
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (Morton-Ulster)
KEYWORDS: horse gambling racing
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morton-Ulster 43, "Jackson and Jane" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Morton-Ulster: The singer tells Morton that "Jackson owned a linen-spinning mill in Ballybay, Co Monaghan, though he doesn't know in what period." - BS
It makes me think of "Creeping Jane," though I'm not sure why. - RBW
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