If wishes were horses (Barbara Rosen)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-01)  CPDL #56467:         
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2020-01-01).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 392 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: If Wishes Were Horses
Composer: Barbara Rosen
Lyricist: Barbara Rosen

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Composed: 2006
Description: "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride" is a proverb and nursery rhyme, first recorded about 1628 in a collection of Scottish proverbs. --Wikipedia

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Original text

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If wishes were horses,
all beggars would ride.
Slip astride
of a beautiful horse
with a long flowing tail
and go cantering on.
If wishes were horses,
all beggars would ride.