Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

Black Horse

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1957 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1985.

I want to ride on the black horse,
The black horse, the black horse.
Daddy, put me up on the black horse,
'Cause he's the one for me.

Oh, the black horse lives on the merry-go-round
That plays a marching song,
And it's just like being in a big parade
That goes on all day long.
The music starts and away we go,
And the black horse gallops and the rest go slow,
'Cause he's the one in the very front row,
And he's the one for me.


Oh, the white horse is a beautiful horse
But he doesn't gallop at all,
And the little red wagon's only made
For children very small.
But people come from all over town
To see the black horse go up and down,
And I wave my hat when we come around,
And he's the one for me.


Malvina Reynolds songbook(s) in which the music to this song appears:
---- Little Boxes and Other Handmade Songs
---- Cheerful Tunes for Lutes and Spoons: Youngish Songs
---- There's Music in the Air: Songs for the Middle-Young

Malvina Reynolds recording(s) on which this song is performed:
---- Funny Bugs, Giggleworms and Other Good Friends

Recordings by other artists on which this song is performed:
---- Mr. Dressup: Happy Birthday Alligator Al (Matrix TS001, 1976)

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