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Thread #31010   Message #400991
Posted By: Bernard
18-Feb-01 - 04:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The White Hare (Watersons)
Subject: On behalf of JJ's mum, Helen:
John J's mum (Helen) emailed me this afternoon, looking for help with the words of a song: It's a song I very nearly know and love to death and would love to be able to sing. All but THAT line.

The song is, "The White Hare". I had the Waterson's doing it on tape - have learnt it - easy because it's a story - but have been given many different 'ideas' on what the words are - none make any sense.

Sorry looking at it again, it's not next to last line, but the one before.

It goes "There were twenty good beagles that caused her for to die,
There wasn't a one amongst them - - - - - - - - - ?????
The number of the beagles there never could be found,
And never was there such hunting upon our English ground.

I'm stumped, I love that song. I shall go and find somewhere suitable to spit!

So, can anyone help Helen? I've tried the DT and Supersearch, but nuffink...