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Thread #31010   Message #401063
Posted By: GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
18-Feb-01 - 06:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The White Hare (Watersons)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The White Hare (Watersons)
The earliest version I've heard is by Joseph Taylor of Saxby-all-Saints in Lincolnshire, recorded on cylinder by Percy Grainger in about 1908.

That, I suspect, is the source for subsequent versions, though the chorus used by The Watersons is of their own invention, I think.

And here am I, sat at the keyboard, but did I have the wit to go and get the recording out before starting? Of course not.

I'll check out the lyric and post it here in due course.


Bobby Bob