Harriet

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In the days when horses rode
And man made the wind
The north became our leader
When the west turned its back on the sun again
We moved like whittled water
Sped by narrowed stone
In the days when horses rode

Our feet squeezed their barrel chests
Their feet barreled through the dirt
No line between man and beast
And we were one with the earth
Down narrow mountain passes
You’d never make it through alone
In the days when horses rode

Oh my sweet Harriet
She turned like a rhyme
That you hear and can’t forget
Faster than your last drink goes dry
Fast enough to save your life

Unbroken spirits carried home
Broken men & broken bones
Hooves and heroes gathered
In the middle of the main road
Breaking the news we’d known for weeks
To women and children with tear-stained cheeks
In the days when horses rode

Oh my sweet Harriet
She turned like a rhyme
That you hear and can’t forget
Faster than your last drink goes dry
Fast enough to save your life

Me and my mare went back to work
Tending the farm and the pasture
Till she walked alone past the boundary line
I knew not to follow after
There were things that were hard to believe
And things that you had to
In the days when horses rode

Oh my sweet Harriet
She turned like a rhyme
That you hear and can’t forget
Faster than your last drink goes dry
Fast enough to save your life

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from Honest, released May 3, 2019

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International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. "Two become one, in song...hand-in-glove harmonies surprise the listener with focused intensity and musical mastery," says Mary Gauthier. ... more

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