“Creeping Jane”


Racehorse Creeping Jane is not well known, but wins a race despite a slow start -- and is still fresh, though the course exhausted the other animals. After Jane dies, plans are made to keep her body from the hounds

Cross references


  • Bodleian, Firth c.19(76)[first line illegible], "Creeping Jane" ("I'll sing you a song, and a very pretty one"), E.M.A. Hodges (London), 1846-1854; also Firth c.19(73), Firth c.19(75), Harding B 11(174), "Creeping Jane"


  • Joseph Taylor, "Creeping Jane" (on Voice08)


  1. Laws Q23, "Creeping Jane"
  2. MacSeegTrav 114, "Creeping Jane" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Gardner/Chickering 99, "Creeping Jane" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. DT 532, CREEPJAN*
  5. Roud #1012
  6. BI, LQ23


Alternate titles: “The Jockey's Song”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1855 (broadside, Bodleian Firth c.19(76))
Keywords: horse racing burial
Found in: US(MW) Britain(England)