“I Whipped My Horse”


"I whipped my horse till I cut the blood (x3) And then I made him tread the mud." "I fed my horse in a poplar trough (x3) And there he caught the whooping cough." "Now my old horse is dead and gone (x3) But he left his jaw-bones ploughing the corn."

Cross references


  1. SharpAp 219, "I Whipped My Horse" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Sharp/Karpeles-80E 71, "I Whipped My Horse" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #3267
  4. BI, SKE71


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1916 (Cecil Sharp collection)
Found in: US(SE)