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Lyrics ADD: 'Hunting The Cutty Wren' (Les Barker)

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GUEST,cestrienne 17 Jan 23 - 06:52 AM
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Subject: Lyrics wanted: 'Hunting The Cutty Wren'
From: GUEST,cestrienne
Date: 17 Jan 23 - 06:52 AM

Does anyone have the words to Les Barker's wonderful parody "Hunting The Cutty Wren"?
Woud be very grateful...
Thanks, inadvance.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted: 'Hunting The Cutty Wren'
From: Reinhard
Date: 17 Jan 23 - 06:54 AM

Hunting the Cutty Wren


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted: 'Hunting The Cutty Wren'
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 18 Jan 23 - 10:58 AM

As this is a traditional song, it should be in the public domain.
My version can be seen at the following link including lyrics and chords

Cutty Wren


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted: 'Hunting The Cutty Wren'
From: Reinhard
Date: 18 Jan 23 - 11:41 AM

The Cutty Wren is a traditional song. The OP asked for Hunting the Cutty Wren which is a song written by Les Barker that is not completely dissimular to The Cutty Wren.


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Subject: ADD: Hunting The Cutty Wren (Les Barker)
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jan 23 - 02:38 PM

HUNTING THE CUTTY WREN
(Les Barker)

Where are going, said Milder to Moulder
Where are you going, oh where do you go?
I’m off to the forest, said Moulder to Milder
I’m off to the forest all in the deep snow

Why are you going? said Milder to Moulder
Why are you going with all of these men?
You nosy old bleeder, said Moulder to Milder
You nosy old bleeder, we’re hunting the wren

Two dozen hunters? said Milder to Moulder
Yet you never catch one, won’t you tell me how?
It’s a bloody small target, said Moulder to Milder
It’s a bloody small target, you stupid old cow

Then why do you do it? said Milder to Moulder
Why do you do it, said the whining old voice
I know it sounds silly, said Moulder to Milder
It’s an old Pagan custom, and we’ve got no choice

Would you walk in the forest? said Milder to Moulder
Will you walk in the forest like an old Pagan man?
We’ll go in my motor, said Moulder to Milder
I’ve got a Toyota, it’s a four-wheel-drive van

Where have you been? said Milder to Moulder
Where have you been, won’t you tell to me?
Hunting the wren, said Moulder to Milder
Hunting the wren, has your memory gone?

Pray have you got one? said Milder to Moulder
Pray have you got one? Please tell, I’m all ears
Yes we’re enraptured, said Moulder to Milder
It’s the first one we’ve captured for two thousand years.

Where did you catch it? said Milder to Moulder
Where did you catch it? Oh pray tell to me
We got it at Safeway, said Moulder to Milder
We got it at Safeway for fifty-five pea

It’s not very big though, said Milder to Moulder
Won’t need much stuffing, I don’t see the sense
Of course it’s not big though, said Moulder to Milder
It’s one of the salient features of wrens

You should’ve got a chicken, said Milder to Moulder
A chicken or a turkey or maybe a joint
We should’ve got CHICKEN? said Moulder to Milder
You silly old woman, you’re missing the point

So why hunt the wren then? said Milder to Moulder
Why hunt the wren then, if it’s such a small thing?
It’s an old Pagan custom, said Moulder to Milder
And hunting the sausage don’t have the same ring

Where are you going? said Milder to Moulder
Where are you going? said Milder again
Off to the Arndale, said Moulder to Milder
To open a shop called Kentucky Fried Wren


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted: 'Hunting The Cutty Wren'
From: GUEST,Little Robyn
Date: 18 Jan 23 - 08:56 PM

Hilarious!
RIP Les.


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Subject: RE: Lyris ADD: 'Hunting The Cutty Wren' (Les Barker)
From: GUEST,cestrienne
Date: 19 Jan 23 - 12:11 PM

Reinhard and Guest, THANK you!
You've made an old woman very happy.


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Subject: RE: Lyris ADD: 'Hunting The Cutty Wren' (Les Barker)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jan 23 - 01:34 PM

For anyone who wishes to listen to the original Mrs Ackroyd Band version featuring no lesser luminaries than Martin Cathy and June Tabor, it is available on YouTube:

Hunting the Cutty Wren


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Subject: RE: Lyris ADD: 'Hunting The Cutty Wren' (Les Barker)
From: GUEST,migginz
Date: 22 Jan 23 - 11:49 AM

Well that YouTube link was a delight... thanks Guest


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