Freedom, Honor, Dreams, and Duty
Lyrics by Suzy Red, Performance by Robin Mikalunas and the Cunningham Singers

Verse 1:
Gabriel, a young slave boy,
Lived with his family.
He cared for Master Giles's horses,
Serving faithfully.
His father was the horse trainer.
His mother was the cook.
But none could read a book.

Chorus:
Freedom, honor,
Dreams, and duty,
Always seeing
Horses' beauty,
With prayer and courage,
Gabriel stood,
As war came marching on.

Verse 2:
Kentucky was his Union home
But Civil War was near.
He groomed his favorite, Tenpenny,
And rode him without fear.
But, Confederate raiders
Wanted horses,
Took what e're they saw.
Unstopped by any law.

Chorus:
Freedom, honor,
Dreams, and duty,
Always seeing
Horses' beauty,
With prayer and courage,
Gabriel stood,
As war came marching on.
Verse 3:
When Master Giles came and
Announced a big horse race.
Gabriel was excited,
You could see it on his face.
To Lexington they took the colt
To race against the best.
But would he pass the test?
Chorus:
Freedom, honor,
Dreams, and duty,
Always seeing
Horses' beauty,
With prayer and courage,
Gabriel stood,
As war came marching on.

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Inspired by Gabriel's Horses by Emily Jenkins
from Transformers, © Suzy Red, March, 2008, Lockhart, TX

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