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First Line: I had a little pony / his name was dapple gray
Last Line: For all the lady's hire.
Variant Title(s): Dapple-grey
Subject(s): Animals; Horses

I HAD a little pony,
His name was Dapple Gray;
I lent him to a lady
To ride a mile away.
She whipped him, she slashed him,
She rode him through the mire;
I would not lend my pony now,
For all the lady's hire.

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