How I Could Ride!
DESCRIPTION: The singer complains of having no horse to ride, nor saddle, nor spurs. His mother tells him not to be idle but to ride the old bull and use rags and nails. "So I took the old bull and he cocked up his tail, And away went I in a storm of hail."
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames)
KEYWORDS: animal mother
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames, p. 47, "How I Could Ride!" (1 text) (also Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 356)
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