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On buying a horse

First line:
One white foot, try him
author of text

On buying a horse (1991) was written for a concert given in aid of an animal charity. They probably weren’t crazy about this quick blast of peasant cunning, which advises anyone offered a horse with the wrong markings to 'tear off his hide and feed him to the crows'.

from notes by Judith Weir © 2006


Weir: On buying a horse & other songs
SIGCD087Download only


Track 1 on SIGCD087 [2'26] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD087 track 1

Recording date
9 November 2005
Recording venue
The Warehouse, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Clive Portbury & Tony Sellors
Recording engineer
Michael Bacon
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  1. Weir: On buying a horse & other songs (SIGCD087)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: November 2006
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