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Posted By: Lanfranc
29-Jun-02 - 05:22 AM
Thread Name: Help: Meaning of Six White Horses
Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of Six White Horses
Then there are the six white horses that Anna Feyer offers to the judge along with gold and silver to ransom her brother Laszlo.

"Anna Feyer, Anna Feyer
I don't want your six white horses
I don't want your gold and silver
All I want is your sweet favours"

Why six? That song goes on to use thirteen:

"Cursed be the judge so cruel
Thirteen years may he lie bleeding
Thirteen doctors shall not cure him
Thirteen shelves of drugs not heal him"

Scope for a thread on the numerology of folksong?

Alan