I found The Black Horse in "Songs of England, Ireland, & Scotland - a bonnie bunch of roses". Its an anti-recruiting song and has lots of echoes of Arthur McBride.
Black Horse, Theby trad
A [F] warning take by [C] me.
I would [F] have ya shun night [C] walking
like [G] wise bad compa- [C] ny
For I [F] lived as happy [C] as a prince
when [C] I was [G] in the [Am] North
And the [C] first of [G] my mis- [Am] fortunes
was to en-[F] list in the [G] Black [Am] Horse
It was on a certain Tuesday, to Galway I did go
Meeting a small officer, which proved my overthrow
I met with Sergeant Atkinson in the market as I went doon
and he says, "Young man, would you enlist and be a light dragoon?"
"Oh no, kind sir a soldier's life with me would not agree
Nor will I bind myself down from my liberty
I live as happy as a prince, my mind does tell me so,
so fare you well, I'm just going down my shuttles for to throw."
"Are you in a hurry, or are you going away?
Oh, won't you stand and listen to the words I'm going to say?
Or do you live far from this place? The town I wish to know,
and your name, kind sir, if you please before that you do go."
"Then yes, I'm in a hurry, my dwelling it is far
my place of habitation lies six miles behind Armagh
Charles Egan is my name, and through Longford town I came
And I never intend to do a crime that I should deny my name."
He says "Now cousin Charles, perhaps you might do worse
than to leave your native country and enlist in the Black Horse."
With all his kind persuasiveness, with him I did agree
and I left my native country, boys, to fight for liberty.
So fare you well, dear father, likewise my sisters three
So fare you well, dear mother, your face I ne'er will see
When I'm going down through Armagh town, you'll all run through my mind
So farewell unto dear Ireland and the girl I left behind.
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