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Thread #56879   Message #2188667
Posted By: GUEST,Robin Turner
07-Nov-07 - 07:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Horn of the Hunter
Subject: RE: Origins: The Horn of the Hunter
As a lad in the late 1940s and early 50s, I was taken to many concerts of the Ullswater Pack, in pubs auch as the White Lion Patterdale, and the Travellers rest at Glenridding. My Father used to sing this song (The Horn of the Hunter's now Silent..), and he collected the Lyrics of many of these songs in a small notebook, which I still have. I have sung the version of the song my Father knew as 'Jackson Gillbanks Song' many times subsequently. Should anyone be interested in the Lyrics collected by my Father, I would be pleased to share them. Many of the tunes I still recall, and I particularly recall the enthusiastic and knowledgeable audience participation at these concerts. After each singer, the MC for thte evening would lead everybody in a short chorus of appreciation of the singer, which went:
"Its a Jolly good song, and its jolly well sung, Jolly good company every-one, And he who can beat it is welcome to try, But always remember the Singer is Dry!" followed by a common roar "Sup, yer Bloodhounds, Sup!" For more info contact Robin Turner, Eiridh na Greine, Ardfern, Argyll PA31 8QN