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“Stewball”

  

Description from OK Jacki: Peter, Paul & Mary...loved this tune - I think I sang it more as a lullaby to my son than anything else. Is that a bad mother?? LOL
"Oh Stewball was a racehorse, and I wish he were mine; He never drank water, he always drank wine.
His bridle was silver, his mane it was gold; And the worth of his saddle has never been told.
Oh the fairgrounds were crowded, and Stewball was there; But the betting was heavy on the bay and the mare.
And a-way up yonder, ahead of them all,
Came a-prancin' and a-dancin' my noble Stewball.
I bet on the grey mare, I bet on the bay; If I'd have bet on ol' Stewball, I'd be a free man today.
Oh the hoot owl, she hollers, and the turtle dove moans; I'm a poor boy in trouble, I'm a long way from home."

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  1. beadswithbooks
    beadswithbooks says:

    There are some really nice beads here. Had to look closely because there is so much subtlety…Especially love the rustic stew and autumn jasper. But Stewball? I sure wish I remembered that song:) Love the words and your pick is a perfect match.

  2. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    It’s a lovely, poignant song why on earth would singing it to your child make you a bad mother?! We sang it at Girl Scout camp.

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Jacki, not familiar with the song, but I love this rustic pick :D

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Jacki, I learned that song from singalongs at my favorite Biology Prof’s hous way back in college!!!! Thanks SO MUCH for the kick down memory lane!! :) :) :) I had forgotten all the words but it’s all coming back now. LOVE this pick, too!!! :) Go Stewball!!!

  5. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Love the colors in this pick, brings the lyrics to life, great job!

  6. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Fabulous :D into my faves!!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Jacki, I sang what I remembered to my kids. Then I wrote to my prof. and asked him for the words so I could sing the whole thing. :) Sadly I have lost the letter he sent me and he has passed on. He was a lot of fun. If you were a bad mom, then so was I!! Too funny that we both did this!!

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This is a great pick…awesome colors. I just don’t remember that song. I thought I knew most of their songs too..

  9. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Thanks, Chickies, so glad you liked it. When I saw the Rustic Stew crystal during the sale, the memories flooded back. @Eeka Mouse, my reference to ‘bad mother’ was a laugh cause the lyrics talk about a horse that drinks wine, and the singer betting on the horses at the track. But, I will still stand by my assertion – it’s the best lullaby ever. Becky, what can I say? Kindred spirits. :-)

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Jacki, sometimes instead of “wine” we would substitute “turpentine” :)

  11. Lady425 aka Beth
    Lady425 aka Beth says:

    Beautiful colors – love the pick.

  12. Luna Chick aka Coral
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Love these picks where we learn something. I have never heard this song before. Lovely rustic pick too!

  13. Laud
    Laud says:

    Amazing colors! Very cool pick.

  14. No Photo
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Grat pick!

  15. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Excellent!

  16. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Fabulous pick! Love the rustic feel to it!
    I don’t rememer the song, so thanks for the lyrics!

  17. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Great pick, Jacki!

  18. PPR
    PPR says:

    Jacki: Unfamiliar with the song as well, but great pick!

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