I Whipped My Horse
DESCRIPTION: "I whipped my horse till I cut the blood (x3) And then I made him tread the mud." "I fed my horse in a poplar trough (x3) And there he caught the whooping cough." "Now my old horse is dead and gone (x3) But he left his jaw-bones ploughing the corn."
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Cecil Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: animal nonsense nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
SharpAp 219, "I Whipped My Horse" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sharp/Karpeles-80E 71, "I Whipped My Horse" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Poor Old Man (Poor Old Horse; The Dead Horse)"
cf. "Ox Driving Song" (floating lyrics)
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