Get a Horse

Words and music by Dave Reed, Jr.
Published 1902


[verse 1]
Automobile coming down the street,
Git a horse, git a horse;
You will hear this all along the beat,
Git a horse, git a horse.
When you're just about to turn a corner
A rock or something hits you in the ear,
You say your pray'rs and think you are a goner
But soon the saying falls upon your ear,

[chorus 1]
Git a horse, git a horse,
It's enough to make your angel brother cross.
All the young ones in the land
In your path are sure to stand,
Then they dodge away and yell with awful force,
"Git a horse, git a horse."
You're mad enough to kill the kids of course.
But a hint to you I'll drop,
If you want to make them stop,
Git a horse, git a horse.

[verse 2]
Big fat Jones girl biking up a hill,
Git a horse, git a horse,
Foot trips, wheel slips, lady gets a spill,
Git a horse, git a horse.
Ev'rybody thinks it is an earthquake,
When down the hill she tumbles in a lump,
You couldn't stop her rolling with an air brake
Till soon she strikes the bottom with a bump.

[chorus 2]
Git a horse, git a horse,
Ev'ry one begins to yell at her of course.
She is such a funny size
It's impossible to rise.
So she tumbles down again with awful force.
"Git a horse, git a horse."
To stand her up requires a lot of force,
When a derrick someone brings,
Then the maiden meekly sings,
"Git a horse, git a horse."

[verse 3]
When you try to teach your girl to skate
Git a horse, git a horse,
Should she chance to be a heavyweight
Git a horse, git a horse
If perchance her feet begin to blunder
She makes a bad impression on you then,
You feel so flat when she yells out from under
And feebly gasp to all the passing men

[chorus 3]
Git a horse, git a horse,
If she dies she'll be a mighty heavy loss,
If she struggles on your back
and the ice pack begins to crack.
You will be the first to disappear of course
Git a horse, git a horse,
You madly yell but lack sufficient force.
Soon you hear the heav'nly bell
When you've grown too weak to yell,
"Git a horse, git a horse."