The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #674   Message #1954
Posted By: dick greenhaus
05-Feb-97 - 09:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bold Reynolds / Beau Reynolds
Subject: Lyr Add: BEAU REYNOLDS
I found the Marais and Miranda version--it sounds like it may be related.

For what it's worth:


The first man I saw was the parson
As sad as he could be,
He swore he saw Beau Reynolds
Go into a hollow tree.

CHO: With me hip-pip-pip an' me ola
Upon that dreaded stream
With me ran-tan-tan an' me tivvy tivvy twam
An' me glass an' me bugle an' me horn
With me juggy juggy jug
Fal derol derol derol
Right through the woods he's gone.

The next man I saw was the ragman
His rag-pack in a sack
He swore he saw Beau Reynolds
Jump over the huntsman's back

The last ma I saw was the miller
A-grinding of his mill
He swore he saw Beau Reynolds
Go over Bunker's hill.

(Marais said it was English in origin. tan-ta-ra!)

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