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WHEN I WAS ON HORSEBACK

When I was on horseback, wasn't I pretty
When I was on horseback, wasn't I gay
Wasn't I pretty when I entered Cork City
And met with my downfall on the 14th of May.

Six jolly soldiers to carry my coffin
Six jolly soldiers to march by my side
It's six jolly soldiers take a bunch of red roses
Well for to smell them as we go along.

Beat the drum slowly and play the pipes lowly
Play up the dead march as we go along
And bring me to Tipperary and lay me down easy
I am a young soldier that never done wrong

When I was on horseback, wasn't I pretty
When I was on horseback, wasn't I gay
Wasn't I pretty when I entered Cork City
And met with my downfall on the 14th of May.

recorded by Steeleye Span on "Ten Man Mop"

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