“The Horse Trader's Song”


"It's do you know those horse traders, It's do you know their plan? (x2) Their plan it is for to snide you And git whatever they can; I've been all around the world." About the tricks and travels of horse traders


Clearly a specialized adaption of "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" -- but the difference in plot makes them separate songs. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Randolph 495, "The Horse-Traders' Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 355-357, "The Horse-Trader's Song" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 495)
  3. Lomax-FSNA 168, "The Horse Trader's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #5728
  5. BI, R495


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1941 (Randolph)
Found in: US(So)