If wishes were horses, beggars would ride" is a proverb and nursery rhyme, first recorded about 1628 in a collection of Scottish proverbs. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 20004. Common newer versions include: If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. If turnips were watches, I'd wear one by my side.
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I was day dreaming about being the king of the world when my wife reminded me that if wishes were horses, beggars would ride. Origin In 1605 William Camden's literary work 'Remaines of a Greater Worke, Concerning Britaine' used this phrase although in a slightly different version to what it is right now. James Carmichael used another version in 1628, John Ray used another modified version in 1670 and finally the version that is closest to the one in use today was introduced by James Kelly in 1721.
If Wishes Were Horses. Album You’ve Got to Believe in Something. If Wishes Were Horses Lyrics. If wishes were horses Beggars would ride If wishes were horses Beggars would ride If wishes were horses Beggars would ride If wishes were horses Oh, beggars would ride Beggars would ride. The carousel is burning The model's eyes are yearning The tables aren't turning But the lunch is free And it's never cheap enough And it's always the same stuff And they forever call your bluff And.
Also known as a proverb, If wishes were horses, beggars would ride is a traditional nursery rhyme originating from the 16th century England. The meaning of the proverb is that it is not enough to wish upon something, you have to take action if you want it to happen. A similar proverb was first recorded in the Remaines of a Greater Worke, Concerning Britaine published by William Camden (1551–1623) If wishes were thrushes beggers would eat.
What's the origin of the phrase 'If wishes were horses, beggers would ride'? This proverb is recorded in English from quite an early date. A version of the expression appeared in the published works of William Camden in the 17th century. He didn't put his name to the work and dismissed it as "the rude rubble and out-cast rubbis. f a greater and more serious worke". The book was republished in several versions and included this proverb: If wishes were thrushes, then beggers would eat birds. Acquiring thrushes has now somewhat gone out of fashion as an aspiration of beggars. However, if eating thrushes is your thing, Camden is your man. It is clear that the 'horses' and 'birds' versions are essentially the same proverb
If Wishes Were Horses, More Beggars Would Ride Them. This song is by The Chariot and appears on the album Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Breathing, Nothing Is Dead and Nothing Is Bleeding (2004). A bullet to the su. rase everything we have done. Please, like a thief, won't you come?Put an end to all of this fu. will see you in a Broadway year,A New York second, a Wall Street minute,A Hollywood moment. This is i. hy does not, this world just stop? Nominate as Song of the Day.
CreditsMarc Adler - Native American Flute
Steve Branca - Composer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Nylon String), Keyboards, Mandolin, Vocals
Dean Carrigan - Bass, Vocals
Fowler & Branca - Primary Artist
Bob Fowler - Bass (Electric), Composer, Drum Programming, Fretless Bass, Guitar (Nylon String), Keyboards, Mastering, Mixing
George Mesterhazy - Accordion, Keyboards
Matt Newsome - Vocals
Kathy Wilson Fowler - Composer, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
|1||If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride Steve Branca / Bob Fowler||Fowler & Branca||3:40|
|2||Skyline Steve Branca / Bob Fowler||Fowler & Branca||4:14|
|3||So To Speak Steve Branca / Bob Fowler||Fowler & Branca||4:29|
|4||Moonlight Steve Branca / Bob Fowler||Fowler & Branca||4:23|
|5||Why Steve Branca / Bob Fowler||Fowler & Branca||3:43|
|6||Half Steps Steve Branca / Bob Fowler||Fowler & Branca||4:29|
|7||Let It Slide Steve Branca / Bob Fowler||Fowler & Branca||4:43|
|8||Follow Me Steve Branca / Bob Fowler / Kathy Wilson Fowler||Fowler & Branca||3:56|
|9||Walking My Brother's Road Steve Branca / Bob Fowler||Fowler & Branca||5:11|
|10||Somewhere Out West Steve Branca / Bob Fowler||Fowler & Branca||4:55|
|11||Teresa Steve Branca / Bob Fowler||Fowler & Branca||4:34|
|12||GR 20 Steve Branca / Bob Fowler||Fowler & Branca||5:17|
|13||Tall Tale Steve Branca / Bob Fowler||Fowler & Branca||4:15|
|14||The End Of The Day Steve Branca / Bob Fowler||Fowler & Branca||4:22|