The Dead Horse

1. A poor old man came riding by
And we say so, and we hope so
A poor old man came riding by
Oh, poor old horse.

2. Says I, “Old man, your horse will die.”
And we say so, and we hope so
A poor old man came riding b
Says I, “Old man, your horse will die.”
Oh, poor old horse.

3. And if he dies we’ll tan his skin
And we say so, and we hope so
A poor old man came riding b
And if he don’t we’ll ride him again.
Oh, poor old horse.

4. For one long month I rode him hard
And we say so, and we hope so
A poor old man came riding b
For one long month we all rode him hard.
Oh, poor old horse.

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5. But now your month is up, old Turk
And we say so, and we hope so
A poor old man came riding b
Get up, you swine, and look for work
Oh, poor old horse.

6. Get up you swine and look for graft
And we say so, and we hope so
A poor old man came riding b
While we lays on and drags ye aft
Oh, poor old horse.

7. He’s as dead as a nail in the lamp-room door
And we say so, and we hope so
A poor old man came riding b
And he won’t come worring us no more
Oh, poor old horse.

8. We’ll use the hair of his tail to sew our sails
And we say so, and we hope so
A poor old man came riding b
And the iron of his shoe to make deck nails
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9. We’ll hoist him up to the fore yard-arm
And we say so, and we hope so
A poor old man came riding b
Where he won’t do sailors any harm
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10. We’ll drop him down with a long, long roll
And we say so, and we hope so
A poor old man came riding b
Where the sharks will have his body and the
Devil take his soul.