Mudcat Café message #740024 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49016   Message #740024
Posted By: Bev and Jerry
01-Jul-02 - 01:53 AM
Thread Name: Help: Meaning of Six White Horses
Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of Six White Horses

We like the idea that the song is based on "When the Chariot Comes". We have seen that elsewhere on the Mudcat.

Also, we like the idea that it refers to Mother Jones which we have also seen elsewhere on the Mudcat.

So are we to believe that the six white horses are not to be taken literally but more figuratively to indicate what a great person she was? Most of the other verses can be interpreted literally like "We'll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes" or "We'll all go down to meet her when she comes".

This sounds reasonable but what about the verse which says "We'll wear our red pajamas when she comes"?

Bev and Jerry