Hi, I've got a version of something very similar to Dick's, called
THREE JOLLY SPORTSMEN
1. It's of three jolly sportsmen went out to hunt the fox,
But where will we find him, amongst the hills and rocks?
CHORUS: With me hip, hip, hip and me halloa
And away went the merry, merry band,
To me ran-tan-tan, to me chivvy, chivvy, chan,
All over the merry, merry strand.
Ugle, ugle, ugle went the bugle horn,
Fol-de-rol, fol-de-rol, fol-de-riddle-day,
And through the woods we'll go, brave boys,
And through the woods we'll go.
2. Well, the first we met was a fair maid, a-combing out her locks,
She swore she saw Bold Reynolds amongst the farmer's ducks.
3. The next we met was a farmer, a-plowing of his land,
He swore he saw Bold Reynolds amongst the ewes and lambs.
4. And the next we met was a miller, a-working of his mill,
He swore he saw Bold Reynolds run over yonder hill.
5. The next we met was a blind man, as blind as blind could be,
He swore he saw Bold Reynolds run up a hollow tree.
6. And the next we met was a parson, and he was dressed in black
He swore he saw Bold Reynolds upon the huntsman's back.
I'm in a group called Brimstone and Treacle which sings three part unaccompanied traditional Anglo-Celtic songs. We've done a presentation called "Hunting Songs of the British Isles" at a couple of festivals. Anyone interested in more of this ilk let me know.
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