People/Characters: Skewball, a racehorse

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American Balladry from British Broadsides by G. Malcolm Laws
American Ballads and Folk Songs by John A. Lomax
American Negro Songs: 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular (Dover Books on Music) by John W. Work
Cowboy and Western Songs by Austin E. Fife
Folk Songs of Middle Tennessee: The George Boswell Collection by Charles K. Wolfe
Folk Songs Out of Wisconsin: An Illustrated Compendium of Words and Music by Harry B. Peters
On the trail of Negro folk-songs by Dorothy Scarborough
Wake up dead man; Afro-American worksongs from Texas prisons by Bruce Jackson

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Skewball (or Stewball, or Queball): Probably-fictional racehorse in the folk song of the same name. In the song, Skewball is not favored by the betters, but tells his master that he will win -- and does. Master and horse celebrate together.


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