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Thread #53794   Message #1640354
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
03-Jan-06 - 10:50 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The One Horse Open Sleigh / Jingle Bells
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: THE ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH (Jingle Bel
In the second half of the third verse, the following is given above:

A gent was riding by
In a one horse open sleigh,
He laughed as there I sprawling lie,
But quickly drove away.


That should be "lay".   Not only is "lay" the grammatical form that'sappropriate, but it is clearly right by the rhyme scheme.

Dave Oesterreich