|"Six White Horses"|
|Single by Tommy Cash|
|from the album Six White Horses|
|"I Owe the World to You"|
|Tommy Cash singles chronology|
"Six White Horses" is a song written by Larry Murray and recorded by Tommy Cash in 1969. Cash's recording reached number four on the Billboard country charts and number 79 on the Billboard Hot 100, the only song of his to make the pop charts. It made it all the way to number one on RPM Magazine's Canadian country chart.
The "six white horses" refer to a funeral procession, specifically those belonging to John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King. As a result, the song has been called a country version of "Abraham, Martin and John", Dion's famous elegy to the Kennedys and King (and Abraham Lincoln), which also came out in 1969.
The song was also recorded by various others.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||79|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||4|
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||72|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||1|
|Australian Kent Music Report||84|
In 1940, another song by the name Six White Horses was issued by Bill Monroe with Clyde Moody /who has written the song), Tommy Magness, and Cousin Wilbur.Flatt & Scruggs issued their version in 1957.