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The Dead Horse

About

Dead Horse takes it name from this song, as Whitstable has a working harbour

Oh, a poor old man came riding by,
An' we say so! An' we know so
A poor old man came riding by!
Oh, poor old horse!

I say ol' man, yer 'orse will die
An' we say so! An' we know so
I say ol' man, yer 'orse will dies
Oh, poor old horse!

For one long month I rode him hard
An' we say so! An' we know so
For one long month I rode him hard
Oh, poor old horse!

One month a hell-bent life we've led
An' we say so! An' we know so
But ye've laid in a nice warm bed
Oh, poor old horse!

But now yer month is up, ol' Turk
An' we say so! An' we know so
Git up, yer swine, an' look for work
Oh, poor old horse!

Git up, yer swine, an' look for graft
An' we say so! An' we know so
While we lays on, an' yanks ye aft
Oh, poor old horse!

After hard, hard work an' sore abuse
An' we say so! An' we know so
We'll salt ye down for sailor use
Oh, poor old horse!

An' if ye think this ain't not true
An' we say so! An' we know so
In the horse-cask liik, an' ye'll find his shoe
Oh, poor old horse!

He's as dead as a nail in the lamproom door
An' we say so! An' we know so
He won't come a hazin' us no more
Oh, poor old horse!

We'll use the hair of his tail to sew our sails
An' we say so! An' we know so
We'll use the hair of our tail to sew our sails
Oh, poor old horse!

We'll yank him aft to the cabin door
An' we say so! An' we know so
An' now goodbye, ye son-o'-a'whore
Oh, poor old horse!

We'll hoist him up to the main yardarm
An' we say so! An' we know so
We'll hoist him up to the main yardarm
Oh, poor old horse!

An' we'll drop him down to the depths of the sea
An' we say so! An' we know so
We'll drop him down to the bottom of the sea
Oh, poor old horse!

We'll sink him down with a long, long roll
An' we say so! An' we know so
Where the sharks'll have his body, and the devil have his soul!
Oh, poor old horse!

Oh, 'tis growl ye may but go ye must,
An' we say so! An' we know so
If ye growl too hard yer head they'll bust
Oh, poor old horse!

I though I heard the Old Man say
An' we say so! An' we know so
Just one more pull, lads, then belay
Oh, poor old horse!


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