Poor Old Man

Poor Old Man

Traditional - Lyrics from Songs of American Sailormen, by Joanna Colcord


I say, old man, your horse will die
And I say so, and I know so.
I say, old man, your horse will die,
Oh, poor old man!

And if he dies we'll tan his skin,
And I say so, and I know so.
And if he dies we'll tan his skin,
Oh, poor old man!

And if he lives we'll ride him agin!
And I say so, and I know so.
And if he lives we'll ride him agin!
Oh, poor old man!

We'll hoist him at the main yardarm,
And I say so, and I know so.
We'll hoist him at the main yardarm,
Oh, poor old man!

And now he's dead we'll bury him deep,
And I say so, and I know so.
And now he's dead we'll bury him deep,
Oh, poor old man!