Sung by: Gus Mahon
(with instrumental accompaniment)
Recorded in Heber Springs, AR

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Old Martha had an old gray horse;
His name was Elam Brown.
Every hoof that old horse had,
Was a mile and a quarter 'round.

Chorus: Fare you well, Old Joe Clark;
Farewell, Willie Brown.
Fare you well, Old Joe Clark;
I'm about to leave this town.

I went down to Old Joe's house;
Old Joe was in bed.
Stuck my finger in Old Joe's eye;
Joe, Joe's plumb dead.


(Fiddle Tune: "Arkansas Traveler")

Also found in Randolph, Vol. III, #533; Brown, Vol. III, #86.

All Songs Recorded by John Quincy Wolf, Jr., unless otherwise noted

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