“Down the Road (II)”

Author: Fred Gilbert (source: Yates, Musical Traditions site _Voice of the People suite_ "Notes - Volume 7" - 1.3.03)
Earliest date: 1899 (Recorded by Gus Elen, according to Yates, Musical Traditions site _Voice of the People suite_ "Notes - Volume 7" - 1.3.03)
Keywords: burial death funeral racing horse
Found in: Britain(England(West))

Description

Singer races his pony Polly for 60 pounds and beats Jones's cob. Jones proposes a rematch and Polly wins again. Soon after this Polly dies and is buried after a sad funeral procession.

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References

  1. Roud #15128
  2. BI, RcDowRd2