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Thread #50640   Message #2215394
Posted By: Barry Finn
14-Dec-07 - 02:39 PM
Thread Name: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion-Child #18
Subject: RE: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion
Great thread, I don't know how I missed it these many years. I used to sing a version "Abraham Bailey" & got it from the singing of Peggy Seeger, I now know that it's Sam Harmon's "Wild Boar". I believe it's time for me to refresh this song, what a gem.

It's funny with the mention here of songs sung a bedtime. It was ballads like these that I sung my kids to sleep with. At a festival long ago a friend asked in passing for a song & when I started singing it for him the kids started to cry. I wondered at this & futher investigation I found that they started to cry because it was mid day, they were having a grand time but because I was singing this song they thought it was bedtime for them.

Thanks to all