“John Smith My Fellow Fine”


"John Smith, fellow fine, Can you shoe this horse of mine? Ay, sir, and that I can, As well as ony man. There's a nail upon the tae, To make the pony climb the brae; There's a nail upon the heel... There's a horsie well shod."


  1. Opie-Oxford2 445, "Robert Barnes Fellow Fine" (1 text)
  2. Montgomerie-ScottishNR 26, "(John Smith, fellow fine)" (1 text)
  3. Roud #12964
  4. BI, SNR026


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964 (Montgomerie)
Keywords: horse nonballad
Found in: Britain(Scotland)