The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30066   Message #3688710
Posted By: GUEST,doc.tom (18 Feb 2015)
21-Feb-15 - 06:38 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Arscott of Tetcott
Subject: RE: Arscott of Tetcott
Baring Gould version is on the EFDSS Full English website, of course. As I recall, SB-G amended the ending using the local legend of the ride over the Dazard cliffs. The song certainly went into the tradition whether it was Hawker's or not (rather like Newbolt's 'Devon & Somerset Staghounds' did!) - my mate John Barnett worked on the Tetcott estate for a few years in the early 1970s and 'The Hunting of Arscott of Tetcott' was known and sung amongst the estate workers even that late.