Concerning Charlie Horse
Great Big Sea Lyrics

Come all ye friends, I'll sit you down
And sing an oleful ditty
T'was on a day in April month
We started from the city
We planned a day or two at Mahers
We stalwart men were chosen
To remove old Charlie from Angle Pond
Who fell in when the pond was frozen

We seven men came roaring down
On the road to Roaches Line
We might have stopped in Avondale
Or Brigus might have been fine
We was hungry as sin but we never stopped in
Nor took any time to park us
We all of us knew that we must get through
To remove old Charlie's carcass

Here's to Charlie Horse
Here's to Shave the Master
No better horse ne'er ran the course
Nor pulled the logs more faster
Here's to Charlie Horse
And I want ye all to know
Charlie's gone to the big corral
Where all good horses go

In the car was Ol' Pocket Comb
And beside him Old Moose Coosten
And Barracuda Bill and Jimmy Clark
In the back seat he was roostin'
There was Smiley Stubborn and the Mounted Police
It wasn't hard to find him
And Johnny Pollack and Sagebrush Sam
Was sitting right in beside him
Kevin and Buck was also there
But they brought some brawn and brains
They was aiming to help as best they could
To remove old Chuck's remains
Charlie was like a brother to Shave
And he loved him well of course
Charlie was a very good man you see
Although he'd been a horse


Now I'll spare you all the gruesome details
And just relate the end
With two stout doors and a few strong ropes
We removed old Shady's friend
We gave him a decent sendoff
With all our hats removed
So long as we helped old Shave and his friend
Our loyalty was proved
Somewhere up in the great beyond
His eyes are shining bright
Charlie nods an approving nod
'Cause he knows we did him right
Shave will join him there one day
And he'll bring the harness leather
And so for all of eternity
They'll pull the logs together



Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Comments from YouTube:

David Lev

This very well might be the best song ever written about dragging a dead horse from a frozen lake

Andrew Moebus

For sure in the top 2 on this album!

collin kelly

Top 10 at least


God, I'd forgotten how much I loved this band


I went to the XX show in Halifax this past weekend and it was amazing. They started this song and the crowd just went on ahead and started singing. It was one of the best nights of my life.

Jacob Lawrence

Finally found this song after 11 years! man the nostalgia!


Love it!! So energetic and cheerful!!

Jessica Ristevski

Epic. I have this dvd, its great !

Chuck N

Ya know they're an amazing group of b'ys when you're smiling and jiving to a tune about removing a dead horse who was an old man's best friend XD

George Stimson

Wonderful fiddle solo!

More Comments