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The Old Gray Mare
2. When I got there she was getting pretty tired, When I got there she was getting pretty tired, When I got there she was getting pretty tired; She laid down in the old church yard.
3.  Some began to sing and some began to pray, Some began to sing and some began to pray, Some began to sing and some began to pray; My old mare began to bray
She wanted religion.
4. We tuk her to the river to have her baptised, We tuk her to the river to have her baptised, We tuk hu to the river to have her baptised; We got her in the water up to her eyes
The water wasn't deep enough.
5.  The preacher went to souse her under, The preacher went to souse her under, The preacher went to souse her under; His foot slipped and he made a blunder
He stepped on a slick rock.
6.  My old mare she walked right out, My old mare she walked right out, My old mare she walked right out; My old mare began to shout
She had religion.
7.  She started to walk a log and she fell off, She started to walk a log and she fell off, She started to walk a log and she fell off;
My old mare died with the whooping cough It wasn't; it was a bad cold.
8.1 got on my old mare's track, I got on my old mare's track, I got on my old mare's track; I found her in a mud-hole flat of her back She wasn't satisfied with her baptising.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III