Mudcat Café message #377978 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29761   Message #377978
Posted By: Clinton Hammond
19-Jan-01 - 03:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Black Horse (Archie Fisher)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Will Ride The Black Horse
When I rode the grey horse that carried Merlin's name
I broke the wizard's curse to make the bold moss-troopers claim
Again I rode a lean grey in the mountains of the west
Through hanging bog and corry to Garry Goul-logs crest
I've swung to many's a saddle sing on bay and chestnut too
But I will ride the black horse 'til I ride home to you

And I will ride the black horse with a lurcher at his heel
From Lammermuir to Cheviot and along by Teviotdale
Across the windy Minchmoor and down through Liddesdale
And o'er the crag of Ruberslaw to Bowmont and to Kale
For I will take the long track where every day is new
And I will ride the black horse 'til I ride home to you

And I will ride the black horse all the summer long
To hear a distant echo join the chorus of a song
And when I cross the Ettrick or ford the Yarrow's flood
In the autumn woods of Tweedsdale I'll feel you in my blood
And as the winter westerlies come howling through Traquair
I'll turn his head into the wind to taste you in the air
And when spring creeps o'er Soutra Hill and nature loves anew
Then I will mount the white horse and I'll ride home to you.

From memory, so I may not be dead on in places, and the place names are only phonetically... best I can do mate!

Thanks fer reminding me of this old gem!

Spelling corrections made based on later messages. --JoeClone, 17-Sep-02.