Crazy Grey Mare, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer stops at a tavern for whiskey and hay for his mare. When the mare is startled by a train, he is thrown from the sleigh. The mare is gone: he thinks killed by the train. She is at the tavern. She says she left because he is nasty when drunk.
AUTHOR: Hugh Lauchlan MacDonald
EARLIEST DATE: 1968 (Ives-DriveDullCareAway-PrinceEdwardIsland)
KEYWORDS: accusation drink ordeal humorous horse
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ives-DriveDullCareAway-PrinceEdwardIsland, pp. 183-185, 243, "The Crazy Grey Mare" (1 text, 1 tune)
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