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Ian HP Origins: All the Pretty Little Horses (56* d) RE: Help: All the Pretty Little Horses-2 31 Jan 01

I too am intrigued by this song and lacked an explanation until I heard it on the Snakefarm album, 'Songs From My Funeral'. The Snakefarm website says that this was a lullaby sung to the master's child by a slave listening to the cries of her own baby left alone. That's as much as they say. My guess is that cake and horses were things that slaves could only dream of having, as in slave songs about having shoes, freedom, etc. in heaven, when the Lord will provide, etc.. Hope this helps.

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