Harness up Yo' Hosses
DESCRIPTION: "Harness up yo' hosses, Hey, o hey! Harness up yo' hosses, We'll teach you how ter drive 'em, Hey, oh hey! We'll fight fur Uncle Sam."
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: horse work fight Civilwar
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 373, "Harness up Yo' Hosses" (1 fragment)
NOTES [52 words]: Brown's text is too short for certainty, but it seems reasonable to assume that this refers to the American Civil War and the way "contrabands" (escaped or captured slaves) were treated: The Federals quickly began to use them as teamsters, and by the middle of the war was enlisting them as soldiers as well. - RBW
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