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My Old Horse Died

(Dock Boggs)

Want to live right, don't want to live wrong,
That's why I believe in the Bible so strong.
Want you all to understand what I say;
I once had a fortune but I threw it away.

Old horse died, mule went lame,
Lost my cow in a poker game;
Cyclone come one summer day,
Blew my house and barn away.

Earthquake followed for to make it good,
Swallowed the place where my house stood.
The mortgage man, he came around,
Heartily claimed the hole in the ground.

Shock was so great, he up and died;
Wife and children wept and cried.
Something was left for the kids and wife
For he had insurance with the Bankers' Life.

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