“The Bridle and Saddle”


"The bridle and saddle hang on the shelf, Fol an day chine day cheer an Cheerily an cherry (x2); If you want any more you can sing it yourself."


This ending occurs in occasional texts of a vast variety of songs, including "Frog Went A-Courting," "The Swapping Boy," "Going to Banbury," and at least as many more that I've forgotten. I'm not even going to try to classify it. It does have a unique chorus line. - RBW

Cross references


  1. SharpAp 224, "The Bridle and Saddle" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Sharp/Karpeles-80E 80, "The Bridle and Saddle" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #3666
  4. BI, SKE80


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1918 (Cecil Sharp collection)
Found in: US(SE)