The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147208   Message #3794469
Posted By: Steve Gardham
08-Jun-16 - 04:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Hunting Day / Fine Hunting Day
Subject: RE: Origins: The Hunting Day / Fine Hunting Day
I think there are various recordings that can be accessed free on the British Library Sound Archive. If you put my name or the title of the song in the search box it should bring up at least one full version.

I think the reason for its popularity is old hunting songs normally largely fall into 2 categories, those flowery Bright Phoebus pieces written for the 18thc theatre and those long local pieces detailing a day's hunting naming every spot on the map and everyone present. FHD is a more homely piece of a more general nature that would appeal to more ordinary country people.