“The Auld Man's Mare's Dead”


"The auld man's mare's dead (x3), A mile aboon Dundee." "She had the fiercie and the fleuk... On ilka knee she had a breuk, What ailed the beast to dee?" The beast's decrepitude, and the old man's mourning, are described in repetitive detail


  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 280-282, "The Auld Man's Mare's Dead" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #5880
  3. BI, FVS280


Author: Patrick Birnie?
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford)
Keywords: horse death disease
Found in: Britain(Scotland)