Ole Dan

 

Ole Dan

by Chuck RitenouR 2-10-2k3

My mother once had a horse named ole Dan...so I used his name for this.

think it should be a blue grass tune.

verse 1:

Ole Dan had one blue eye and he stood 16 hands

and in the spring of '62 he dragged a plow across the land.

My folks died in the fire and my uncle took me in

I stole Ole Dan and ran away to join up with Mosby's men.

verse 2:

Ole Dan was quick as lightning, fastest horse they'd ever seen

I lied about my age swore an oath I was 18.

cause when momma had the fever, daddy wouldn't leave her side

so them damned yankees set the house on fire.

chorus:

There was no fear in him Lord how he could run

I was looking for revenge when all was said and done

I was still a schoolboy when Virginia needed every man

No one ever loved his horse the way I loved Ole Dan

no, no one ever loved his horse the way I loved Ole Dan.

verse 3:

Bushed whacked outside of Leesburg in March of '65

Shot to hell, full of holes guess I was lucky to be alive

The friends ridin' with me were all dead to the man

and thought I'd bleed to death on the back of my Ole Dan.

verse 4:

Ole Dan never faultered, no he never changed his pace

down deer paths and across the fields straight to my uncle's place.

folks said it was a miracle and part of the Master's plan

I guess God must have smiled the day I stole Ole Dan.

chorus:

There was no fear in him, Lord how he could run

I was looking for revenge when all was said and done.

I was still a schoolboy when Virginia needed every man

No one ever loved his horse the way I loved Ole Dan

no, no one ever loved his horse the way I loved Ole Dan.

verse 5:

While Traveler and Little Sorel went down in history

Ole Dan went back to the plow and working this farm with me.

Now that the war is over, we all do the best we can.

I know I'll never love another horse the way I love Ole Dan

chorus:

There was no fear in him, Lord how he could run

I was looking for revenge when all was said and done.

I was still a schoolboy when Virginia needed every man

No one ever loved his horse the way I loved Ole Dan

no, no one ever loved his horse the way I loved Ole Dan.

the end.

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