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Come farmers all and gentlemen,
And listen unto me;
I'm bringing out the Stallion,
I should like you all to see.
REEDNESS DANEGELT is his name,
First time comes on the scene;
His manners may not be perfect,
For he is young and green.
He is not yet three years of age,
Nor won't be till next May;
But you will hear of him again,
If at some future day.
But there he stands a model,
And all you can desire;
Without he lacks a bit in size,
But old DANEGELT is no higher.
Or if you wish to see him move,
You'll find him no disgrace;
For he's got style and action,
And he goes a rattling pace.
Old DANEGELT's sixteen years of age,
And Sir Walter thinks it fair;
That he should ask and take no less,
Than twenty guineas a mare.
And REEDNESS DANEGELT is his son,
That looks so fresh and gay;
And you can trace his breeding back,
To DENMARK and FIREAWAY.
Foaled in 1892
Registered in the Hackney Stud Book No. 5380
The Property of
WILLIAM NOTHARD, REEDNESS, GOOLE
And you can go still further back,
To breeding quite as good;
He does possess within his veins,
Some of Prickwillow's blood.
His dam is by PERFORMER,
A horse of great renown;
The few short years he reigned on earth,
He made himself well-known.
PERFORMER is a roadster,
Could do it in a style;
It took about three minutes,
For him to trot a mile.
So if you want old DANEGELT's breed,
And he's the leading sire;
Bring your Mares to NOTHARD's STUD,
For you can get no higher.
Two of that breed I do possess,
And you can have a share;
For I have the honour of owning,
A Stallion and a Mare.
REEDNESS DANEGELT's fifteen hands,
Or something very near;
If I should charge five guinea fee,
I should not think it dear.
But wheat at seven bob a load,
No reason can I see;
That you should pay five guineas,
So I'll only charge you three.