The Horse and the Groom

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lyrics

You clip, comb, and steal oats every day.
Less than enough left for me, so I say.
Your duty to have me as pretty as possible,
while leaving my sole pile of grub much less bountiful,
has led me to fade in my skin.

So, take my wealth away and feed it to your greed.
As you may have discovered now, my health you impede.
A fine looking horse is not this hungry steed,
so leave me my rations, of you, this you I plead.

Well, you might have figured it out by now,
the groom was stealing that horse's oats, and sellin’ them for cash on the side.
The rancher didn't understand that it was the groom's doin’, and just thought the horse might’a been sick.
Well, that darn poor horse passed away.
But in came a new horse for him to take care of.
That new horse didn’t know what was comin’,
OOOoohhh NOOOOooooooo nooooooo!

You take out the knots in my mane with such ease
but taking my oats for your sale won't appease
my desire to stave my hunger you've seized,
stop selling my food, won't you help me live, please!
Your duty to have me as pretty as possible,
while leaving my sole pile of grub much less bountiful,
has led me to fade in my skin.


So, take my wealth away and feed it to your greed.
As you may have discovered now, my health you impede.
A fine looking horse is not this hungry steed,
so leave me my rations, of you, this, I plead.

Your duty to have me as pretty as possible,
while leaving my sole pile of grub much less bountiful,
has led me to fade. . .

credits

from The Fabulist, released July 10, 2014
Jeffrey Popiel - Classical Guitar, Horse Vocals
Stephanie Unverricht - Bassoon
Chris Smith - Narrator

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Juniperus Saskatchewan

In 2013, Jeffrey Popiel began a solo project titled 'Juniperus'. His inspired originals have more recently taken on a new life with the pursuit of ÆSOP's Fables. While these new 'fable songs' reside in the realm of folk, they present themselves in a diverse way, by using distinct voicing for each character, and swaying between genres, such as ambient folk, quirky pop, and folky blues. ... more

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