Six White Horses

by Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch (/ˈɡɪliən ˈwɛltʃ/; born October 2, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings. Their sparse and dark musical style, which combines elements of Appalachian music, Bluegrass, and Americana, is described by The New Yorker as "a…




Six white horses coming two by two
Six white horses coming two by two
Coming for my mother, no matter how I love her
Six white horses coming two by two

Whoa now horses, easy on the wheels
Whoa now horses, easy on the wheels
So broken-hearted up now they started
Whoa now horses, easy on the wheels

See them horses pulling on a rein
See them horses pulling on a rein
Sunshine and sorrow, yesterday, tomorrow
Bedlam and Barlow Billy are their names

Some bright morning what will you see
Some bright morning what will you see
Some bright morning looking on it coming
Some bright morning what will you see

Six white horses coming after me
Six white horses coming after me
Pretty as a picture, certain as a scripture
Six white horses coming after me

Written by: David Todd Rawlings, Gillian Howard Welch

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