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post #31 of 35 Old 05-14-2018, 08:18 AM
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I like nearly any song that mentions horses, or horse people. Some have only a line or two about horses. That's often enough to hook me.


There's the folk song, Tyne of Harrow, about an Irish highwayman. Immediately after his first robbery, he declares;
"With part of my new store of wealth,
I bought a famous gelding.
That over a five bar gate could leap.
I bought him from Ned Felding."


A recurring favorite is Dave Stamey's Vaquero Song.
He had me when he sang;
"I rode in wooden stirrups,
And the dust raised by my ponies,
Was smoke from my alter
Offered up to God above."


He sealed it with;
"Across valley ridge and mesa,
And the hills baked, oh so yellow,
My ponies sleek and dancing
Were all a man could need."


I've breathed that dust. I've ridden those ponies.


I like LeDoux's version of Caballo Diablo.
"Caballo Diablo, the outlaw.
On top of Sierra Madre."


I can see the Sierra Madre of Luzon across the Cagayan Valley from our perch in the Cordilleras.


And today, thinking of the difficulties of finding a horse of at least 13 hands here, the Gordon Lightfoot song, The Pony Man kept running through my head.
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Dragging my memory here. This one came to mind, because it has a nice chorus, even though the guy who sings it seems to be a bit of a sleazebucket (plug your ears during the verses if you don't like cliched sexual innuendo). The version of the clip here means you don't have to look at him or his undulating models; instead someone has made a lovely montage of wild horses, which I really enjoyed. I think this song could be re-written to be something decent, and even about actual horses.



This is a good bit better overall musically and lyrically, but the video isn't as nice!



It's not really about horses either; horses just seem to make a good metaphor and provide good imagery.


This one's very nice, and actually refers to horses as a concept:



Here's one that might be about horses - or not!


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Apologies for thinking inside the square in my first post.

My hands-down favourite song remotely referring to horses is The Long Ride, by Adelaide band The Audreys. Love the simplicity and the beautiful harmonies, and warmly recommend this to all.



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