The Old Gray Mare

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The old gray mare,
She ain't what she used to be,
Ain't what she used to be,
Ain't what she used to be.
The old gray mare,
She ain't what she used to be
Many long years ago.

Many long years ago-
Many long years ago-
The old gray mare,
She ain't what she used to be
Many long years ago.

The old gray mare,
She kicked on the whiffletree,
Kicked on the whiffletree,
Kicked on the whiffletree.
The old gray mare,
She kicked on the whiffletree
Many long years ago.
Whiffletree

Many long years ago-
Many long years ago-
The old gray mare,
She kicked on the whiffletree
Many long years ago.

The original "Old Gray Mare" was a famous trotter.

And what is a whiffletree? It's the pivoted horizontal crossbar to which the harness traces of an animal are attached and which is in turn attached to a vehicle or an implement. Also called singletree, swingletree, also called regionally whippletree.

Midi: The Old Gray Mare




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