“Down Fell the Old Nag”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: husband wife horse death hardheartedness
Found in: Australia


"Down fell the old nag, dead between the shafts." The crew, rather than haul the cart home themselves, declare, "We'll harness up the old woman, and put her in the shafts, and make her pull the whole lot home"


  1. Meredith/Anderson, p. 144, "Down Fell the Old Nag" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA144