Singalong
with the lyrics!
All words written by Rebecca Pitre

Take a Ride! Track listing:

1. Appaloosa Song | 2. Take a Ride | 3. Parts of the Bridle | 4. Dreaming of a Pony (instrumental)

5. A Righteous Man | 6. Blacksmith Blues | 7. Quiet Hands | 8. Heels Down Boogie | 9. Whoa Buddy

10. A Western Saddle | 11. Goodnight to the Horses | 12. Calypso-oosa (same as Appaloosa Song)

1. Appaloosa Song

Appaloosa, palomino, pinto, chestnut, bay,

There's a buckskin, and a brown one, let's take a ride today.

I see a black one, a gray one too, different colors like me and you.

Short or thin or big or tall, makes no difference to me at all.

Individual, and special, God's wonderful mystery.

See them running, see them jumping, they play like you and me.

Old or young, I'm sure you'll say, each unique in their own way.

Appaloosa, palomino, pinto, chestnut, bay.

Individual, special, unique in their own way.

Appaloosa means spotted, palomino is the color of the sun.

Pretty pinto's also spotted, but his are bigger ones.

A shiny penny outlined in black, that could describe a bay.

The red leaves in the Autumn time, a chestnut often looks that way.

Now be careful with the grey horse, some want to call him white.

But the white horse has pink eyes, the grey's are black and bright.

A buckskin horse is dressed in tan,

black and brown you can understand.

Appaloosa, palomino, pinto, chestnut, bay.

Individual, and special, each unique in their own way,

unique in their own way!

 
 

2. Take a Ride

I'm gonna sit in the saddle, and take a ride.

The stirrups hang, down on the sides.

I scoot my seat, and say 'Walk on'.

The girth is what keeps the saddle on.

I have two reins, one in each hand.

I use them gently to command.

One for the left, the other for the right.

My thumbs I use to hold them down tight.

Now when I want to stop my pony, it's easy you know,

Sit up straight and tall, and then say 'Whoa'.

Pull straight back, don't look down,

Elbows to your sides and keep your hands down.

I'm gonna sit in the saddle, and take a ride.

The stirrups hang, down on the sides.

I scoot my seat, and say 'Walk on'.

The girth is what keeps the saddle on.

And this is the end of my take a ride song!

3. Parts of the Bridle

The bridle sits on the horse's head,

It's made up of many pieces,

And if I concentrate real hard,

I'll sing them all to you.

One bit in his mouth,

Two reins are hooked there,

Two cheek pieces run up the sides.

The crown on the top lays behind his ears,

The brow band above his eyes.

The nose band goes around his nose,

The throat latch we hook on the side.

The bridle sits on the horse's head,

It's made up of many pieces,

And if I concentrate real hard,

I'll sing them all to you.

One bit in his mouth,

Two reins are hooked there,

Two cheek pieces run up the sides.

The crown on the top lays behind his ears,

The brow band above his eyes.

The nose band goes around his nose,

the throat latch we hook on the side.

 

5. A Righteous Man

Oh, a righteous man cares for the needs of his animals,

Proverbs twelve verse ten, it's true.

A righteous man cares for the needs of his animals,

Please read it in the bible too.

Well if you've ever seen a horse, you know, he has a really big size.

So it takes a bunch of food, just to keep him alive.

He needs lots of fresh water and a nice clean home,

And he doesn't like to be alone.

A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal.

Did you know that a horse, can drink from a garden hose?

And if something smells funny, he can turn up his nose.

He talks in his sleep and he plays with his toys,

Splashes in puddles like girls and boys.

A righteous man cares for the needs of his animals.

Oh, a righteous man cares for the needs of his animals,

Proverbs twelve verse ten, it's true.

A righteous man cares for the needs of his animals,

Please read it in the bible too.

In the beginning God made the heavens and the Earth,

Everything you see, even little bugs crawling in the dirt.

Part of the plan when He created man,

Was that we care for the creatures of His land.

Oh, a righteous man cares for the needs of his animals,

Proverbs twelve verse ten, it's true.

A righteous man cares for the needs of his animals,

Please read it in the bible too.

 

6. Blacksmith Blues

Oh the blacksmith's job is to nail on the horse's shoes.

Yeah the blacksmith's job is to nail on the horse's shoes.

It ain't easy, let's sing the blacksmith blues.

When he shapes that shoe, listen to me sing,

You can hear that anvil ring.

Oh the blacksmith's job is to nail on the horse's shoes.

It ain't easy, let's sing the blacksmith blues.

A twinkle in his eye and his poor back bent,

That's how his whole day is spent.

Oh the blacksmith's job is to nail on the horse's shoes.

It ain't easy, he's singing the blacksmith blues.

Snip, snip, rasp, rasp, tap, tap, the blacksmith blues.

My pony's gonna get a shiny new set of shoes.

It ain't easy, let's sing the blacksmith blues.

[Speaking]

Horse's hooves are like big fingernails.

When they get too long, we need to trim them.

So the blacksmith, which we call a farrier,

can properly trim your horse's foot.

Sometimes horseshoes are gonna be helpful,

and the farrier can carefully nail them on to the horse's hooves.

They know just where to put the horseshoe nails,

and it won't hurt the horse one bit.

[Singing]

Clippity clop, all day long,

A horse's feet sing the sweetest song!

Oh the blacksmith's job is to nail on the horse's shoes.

It ain't easy, let's sing the blacksmith blues.

It ain't easy, let's sing the blacksmith blues.

 

7. Quiet Hands

Quiet hands, quiet hands,

Sit still and have quiet hands.

Relax, heels down, and don't fidget around.

Sit still and have quiet hands.

Oh Jet he's a little black horse,

A better could never be found.

He'll trot all day long, with his head stretched down,

as his pretty hooves tickle the ground.

Listen to me if you can, oh try real hard to understand.

You won't have a fun ride, if Jet's nervous inside,

'cause you didn't have quiet hands.

Quiet hands, quiet hands,

Sit still and have quiet hands.

Relax, heels down, and don't fidget around.

Sit still and have quiet hands.

Next we have old Romeo.

He's taught many a person to ride.

He'll safely fly across the hillside,

He's a gentleman wrapped in horse hide.

Listen to me if you can, oh try real hard to understand.

Old Romeo will bolt, you know,

If you don't have quiet hands.

Quiet hands, quiet hands,

Sit still and have quiet hands.

Relax, heels down, and don't fidget around.

Sit still and have quiet hands.

Misty's so cute and so sweet,

A little pinto that's barely horse size.

A bushy forelock hides, those round soft eyes

So gentle and kind and wise.

Listen to me if you can, oh try real hard to understand.

She's as good as gold, but won't do as she's told,

if you don't have quiet hands.

Quiet hands, quiet hands,

Sit still and have quiet hands.

Relax, heels down, and don't fidget around.

Sit still and have quiet hands.

Sit still and have quiet hands.

 

8. Heels Down Boogie

I'm here to tell you anyone can learn to ride a horse,

Yeah it's fun going fast or slow.

When you're starting out, well you need a little help,

There's a couple things you ought to know.

Sing with me, hey hey, come on here we go.

You keep your heels down, and your toes pointed up to the sky.

You keep your heels down, and your toes pointed up to the sky.

You let your hips sway back and forth and dip side to side.

Now you've got your feet and your hips a-moving right,

The next thing you've gotta keep in mind,

Your ear and your shoulder and your hip and your heel,

Try to keep 'em in a nice straight line.

Lift your rib cage up, sit deep, yeah you're doing fine.

You keep your heels down, and your toes pointed up to the sky.

You keep your heels down, and your toes pointed up to the sky.

You let your hips sway back and forth and dip side to side.

Practice hard and it won't be long,

you'll be rocking in the saddle with ease.

Sitting up tall with a great big smile,

just as happy as you can be.

Well everything you've learned by now will come naturally.

You keep your heels down, and your toes pointed up to the sky.

You keep your heels down, and your toes pointed up to the sky.

You let your hips sway back and forth and dip side to side.

You let your hips sway back and forth and dip side to side.

You keep your heels down and your toes to the sky,

You let your hips sway back and forth, and dip side to side.

 

9. Whoa Buddy

What's that sound I'm hearing?

Whoa now buddy, Whoa.

What's that thing I'm seeing?

Whoa now buddy, Whoa.

Well a horse gets scared very easily,

Sights and smells and sounds.

Could be something as simple as

A little piece of a paper fluttering on the ground.

Whoa now buddy, Whoa.

What's that sound I'm hearing?

Whoa now buddy, Whoa.

What's that thing I'm seeing?

Whoa now buddy, Whoa.

If you run through the barn while they're in their stall,

They try to run too.

'Oh there must be something wrong',

He wants to run away just like you.

Whoa now buddy, Whoa.

You can learn to trust a horse,

and he can trust you.

If you ever startle him,

there's a lot of scary things that he might do.

Whoa now buddy, Whoa.

What's that sound I'm hearing?

Whoa now buddy, Whoa.

What's that thing I'm seeing?

Whoa now buddy, Whoa.

Whoa now buddy, Whoa.

Whoa now buddy, Whoa.

 

 

 

10. A Western Saddle

Come along child take a trip with me,

We're gonna ride a horse across the wide prairie.

Where the breeze is warm and the air smells sweet,

Hear the clip-clop sound of your pony's feet.

(Hear the clip-clop sound of your pony's feet.)

And we'll gallop along and sing a cowboy song,

Yo-da-lay-dee, yo-da-lay-dee all day long.

You've got great big stirrups for to cradle your feet.

A western saddle has a horn but it doesn't go beep.

(A western saddle has a horn but it doesn't go beep.)

Whoa back horse, we need a break I think.

Dip your nose into the creek and take a good long drink.

Fill your belly full of grass while I sit in the shade.

We're gonna eat a little jerky that my grandpa made.

(We're gonna eat a little jerky that my grandpa made.)

And then we'll gallop along and sing a cowboy song,

Yo-da-lay-dee, yo-da-lay-dee all day long.

You've got great big stirrups for to cradle your feet.

A western saddle has a horn but it doesn't go beep.

(A western saddle has a horn but it doesn't go beep.)

Well if you want to ride a horse but there's none to be found,

It's easy to imagine that you're trottin' one around.

Just tell him 'giddy up', give him any old name,

Pretend to sink your fingers in his long soft mane.

(Pretend to sink your fingers in his long soft mane.)

And you can gallop along and sing a cowboy song,

Yo-da-lay-dee, yo-da-lay-dee all day long.

You've got great big stirrups for to cradle your feet.

A western saddle has a horn but it doesn't go beep.

(A western saddle has a horn but it doesn't go beep.)

Come along child take a trip with me,

We're gonna ride a horse across the wide prairie.

Where the breeze is warm and the air smells sweet,

Hear the clip-clop sound of your pony's feet.

(Hear the clip-clop sound of your pony's feet.)

 

11. Goodnight to the Horses

I love to go in the horses' barn,

At the end of each happy day.

Oh the sound of our spirited four-legged friends,

Contentedly munching their hay.

Stars twinkle above, they are happy at rest.

Speak softly and walk very slow.

Settling down, there's hardly a sound.

It's the horses' bedtime you know.

As I pass by their stalls, a sweet nicker I hear.

'Goodnight' they all seem to say.

The old faithful paint and the chestnut mare,

old horse and the fat dapple gray.

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Stars twinkle above, they are happy at rest.

Speak softly and walk very slow.

Settling down, there's hardly a sound.

It's the horses' bedtime you know.

The little barn swallow was busy all day,

She's sleepin' in the rafters on high.

I'll bend down to pat the yellow barn cat,

And softly whisper 'Goodnight'.

Stars twinkle above, they are happy at rest.

Speak softly and walk very slow.

Settling down, there's hardly a sound.

It's the horses' bedtime you know.

It's the horses' bedtime you know.