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The Carter I once was a bold fellow and went with my team, And all my delight was a keeping them clean, With brushes and curties I'd show their bright colour, And the name that they gave me was a "hearty good fellow". As every evening I go to my bed The thought of my horses comes into my head I rise the next morning to give them some meat As soon as I can get my shoes on my feet. The first was a white horse as white as the milk The next was a grey horse as soft as the silk The next was a black horse as sleek as a mole The next was a brown horsew, like diamonds did show. As I go a-driving all on the highway When light goes my load thewn I fewed them with hay And give them some water when we come to a pond, And after they've drunk, boys, go steady along. My feet they grow weary walking by their side I said to my mate,"I will get up and ride." And as I was riding, I made a new song And as I did sing it, you must learn it along. RG APR99
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