“The Horse Trader's Song”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1941 (Randolph)
Keywords: horse commerce travel trick
Found in: US(So)


"It's do you know those horse traders, It's do you know their plan? (x2) Their plan it is for to snide you And git whatever they can; I've been all around the world." About the tricks and travels of horse traders


Clearly a specialized adaption of "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" -- but the difference in plot makes them separate songs. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Randolph 495, "The Horse-Traders' Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 355-357, "The Horse-Trader's Song" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 495)
  3. Lomax-FSNA 168, "The Horse Trader's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #5728
  5. BI, R495