“The Crazy Grey Mare”

Author: Hugh Lauchlan MacDonald
Earliest date: 1968 (Ives-DullCare)
Keywords: accusation drink ordeal humorous horse
Found in: Canada(Mar)


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.


  1. Ives-DullCare, pp. 183-185, 243, "The Crazy Grey Mare" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13987
  3. BI, IvDC183