Just heard a song called 'King George Hunt' on Andy Kershaw's show.The version he played was sung by Lester Simpson and was from one of the new radio ballads. However, I remember hearing this song on a Dave Burland album and believe that some of the words alluded to the folk club held in the King George pub in Barnsley (1970's). I always imagined the song was based on a traditional hunting song. Indeed,Kershaw followed Lester's rendition with a traditional sounding number with a hunting theme which had a similar tune.
Just wondered if anyone had any info on the origins of such a supposed transformation.