The Pony Man

Performed by Michael Murphey
Written by Gordon Lightfoot
from the album "The Horse Legends" 1997
Warner Western 9362-46584-9
 
When it's midnight on the meadow
And the cats are in the shed
And the river tells a story at the window by my bed
And if you listen very closely
Be as quiet as you can
In the yard you'll hear him
It is the Pony Man!
 
And we're always there to greet him
When he tumbles into town
And he leads a string of ponies
Some are white and some are brown
And they never seem to kick or bite
They always want to play
And they live on candy apples
Instead of oats and hay
 
And when we are assembled
He gives us our commands
They climb aboard our ponies
Then down the road we gallop
 
And across the fields we fly
Soon we all go sailing off into the midnight sky
And as we gaily rock along beside the rippling sea
There's Tom and Dick and Sally and Mary Jo and Me
And the Pony Man is leading
Cause he's traveled here before
 
And he gives a hop and holler
At the moons front door
And then we stop to rest a while
Where the soda river glides
Up to the slip
Comes a pirate ship
To take us for a ride
And the Pony Man's the Captain
And the children are the crew
And we go in search of treasure
And laugh the whole night through
And when the hold is full of gold
And the sails begin to strain
And the decks piled high with apple pie
We head for port again
 
Then down the whirling staircase
Swift our ponies fly
And we're safely in our beds again
When the sunbeams kiss the sky
 
When it's midnight on the meadow
And the cats are in the shed
And the river tells a story at the window by my bed
And if you listen closely
Be as quiet as you can
In the yard you'll hear him
It is the Pony Man!