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Lyr Req: The Fox Jumps over the Parson's Gate

GUEST,toby 23 Jul 03 - 08:59 AM
masato sakurai 23 Jul 03 - 09:15 AM
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GUEST,Masato 24 Jul 03 - 07:46 AM
masato sakurai 25 Jul 03 - 11:08 PM
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Jim Dixon 05 Aug 03 - 11:14 PM
masato sakurai 06 Aug 03 - 04:16 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: fox jumped over the parson's gate
From: GUEST,toby
Date: 23 Jul 03 - 08:59 AM

Can anyone provide the rest of the words. I think the first verse goes:
    The fox jumped over the parson's gate
    and the hounds all after him go
    The fox jumped over the parson's gate
    and the hounds all after him go
    etc, etc
    And all of my fancy dwells upon Nancy
    I'll sing Tally ho


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fox jumped over the parson's gate
From: masato sakurai
Date: 23 Jul 03 - 09:15 AM

See this picture book.
The Fox jumps over the Parson's Gate / [Illustr.:] R[andolph] Caldecott
[London] : George Routledge & Sons, [1883].
Randolph Caldecott's Picture Books 12
~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fox jumped over the parson's gate
From: masato sakurai
Date: 23 Jul 03 - 09:19 AM

And a related version (Young Bucks a-Hunting Go) is at folkinfo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fox jumped over the parson's gate
From: GUEST,Masato
Date: 24 Jul 03 - 07:46 AM

Info from folktrax:
FOX JUMPED OVER THE PARSON'S GATE, THE - Words from Randolph Caldecott's picture book; tune from Bellamy's mother -- Peter BELLAMY (voc/ conc): TOPIC 12-TS-200 1970


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fox jumped over the parson's gate
From: masato sakurai
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 11:08 PM

Peter Bellamy's recording is also on English Garland: Topic Sampler Number 8 (Topic TPSS 221, 1972) [LP].


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Subject: Add: THE FOX JUMPS OVER THE PARSON'S GATE
From: masato sakurai
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 08:34 AM

THE FOX JUMPS OVER THE PARSON'S GATE
(Randolph Caldecott's Picture Books 12, 1883)

The Huntsman blows his horn in the morn,
When folks goes hunting, oh!
When folks goes hunting, oh!
When folks goes hunting, oh!
The Huntsman blows his horn in the morn,
When folks goes hunting, oh!

The Fox jumps over the PARSON's gate,
And the Hounds all after him go,
And the Hounds all after him go,
And the Hounds all after him go.
But all my fancy dwells on NANCY,
So I'll cry, TALLY-HO!
So I'll cry, TALLY-HO!

Now the PARSON had a pair to wed
As the Hounds came full in view;
He tossed his surplice over his head,
And bid them all adieu!
But all my fancy dwelt on NANCY,
So he cried, TALLY-HO!
So he cried, TALLY-HO!

Oh! never despise the soldier-lad
Though his station be but low,
Though his station be but low,
Though his station be but low.
But all my fancy dwells on NANCY,
So I'll cry, TALLY-HO!

Then pass around the can, my boys;
For we must homewards go,
For we must homewards go,
For we must homewards go.
And if you ask me of this song
The reason for to shew,
I don't exactly know--ow ow,
I don't exactly know.

But all my fancy dwells on NANCY,
So I'll sing, TALLY-HO!
So I'll sing, TALLY-HO!
But all my fancy dwells on NANCY,
So I'll sing, TALLY-HO!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fox jumped over the parson's gate
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Aug 03 - 11:14 PM

By the way, Randolph Caldecott is the person the Caldecott Medal is named after.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fox jumped over the parson's gate
From: masato sakurai
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 04:16 AM

Mostly German books, but picture books by R. Caldecott, Walter Crane and others can be viewed online at UB Braunschweig Digitale Bibliothek Braunschweig.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fox jumped over the parson's gate
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 04:25 AM

Also known as The Cheerful Horn (or Arn) in some versions ("The cheerful horn, she blows in the morn") and Bucks A-Hunting Go

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fox jumped over the parson's gate
From: masato sakurai
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 04:38 AM

Entry at folktrax:
WHEN BUCKS A-HUNTING GO - "How sweet is the horn" "All my fancy dwells upon Nancy" - Foxhunting Song - ROUD#217 - Many BSs - KIDSON TT 1891 pp143-5 Thomas Hewson, Roundhay, Leeds, Yorks (notes)/ Chapbook: "The Royal Sportsman's Delight" (w/o) - KIDSON NC 1927 - BROADWOOD ECS 1893 pp168-9 Arthur Thompson, Somerset 1858 "The Cheerful Arn" ("he blows in the morn") - BARING GOULD GCS 1895 pp108-9 - BARING GOULD-SHARP Schools 1906 p72 - SHARP- KARPELES CSC 1974 #269 Robert Pope, Minehead 1906 & Wm Stokes, Chew Magna, Sonmerset 1909 "The Cheerful Arn" ("O the stag went over the hedge") - WILLIAMS FSUT 1923 pp48-9 #399 Elijah Iles, Inglesham, Wiltsh 3v (w/o) "How sweet is the horn" -- STAVERTON BRIDGE (Group) rec by PK, Foxhole School, Dartington, Devon 3/7/70 7"RTR#0141 - Roger of NOTTS ALLIANCE: TRADITIONAL SOUND TSR-011 1972


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fox jumped over the parson's gate
From: masato sakurai
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 04:52 AM

Editions at Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads are:
when bucks a hunting go [title]

when bucks a hunting go! [title]

bucks a hunting go [title]


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE CHEERFUL HORN
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Dec 07 - 12:02 PM

Round my neck o' the woods [Cheshire, UK] it's sung like this

The Cheerful Horn

The Cheerful Horn she blows in the morn,
And we'll a-hunting go
The Cheerful Horn she blows in the morn,
And we'll a-hunting go
And we'll a-hunting go-oh
And we'll a-hunting go, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy
And I'll sing tally ho
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy
And I'll sing tally ho

The fox jumped over the Parson's gate,
And the hounds all after him go,
The fox jumped over the Parson's gate,
And the hounds all after him go,
And the hounds all after him go-oh
And the hounds all after him go, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy
And I'll sing tally ho
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy
And I'll sing tally ho

Now the Parson had a pair to wed
As the hounds came full in view;
He tossed his surplice over his head,
And bid them all adieu!
And bid them all adieu! ooh
And bid them all adieu! ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy
And I'll sing tally ho
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy
And I'll sing tally ho

Oh! Never despise the soldier-lad
Though his station be but low,
Oh! Never despise the soldier-lad
Though his station be but low,
Though his station be but low oh
Though his station be but low, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy
And I'll sing tally ho
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy
And I'll sing tally ho

So pass around the jug, my boys;
For homeward we must go,
So pass around the jug, my boys;
For homeward we must go,
And homeward we must go oh
And homeward we must go oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy
And I'll sing tally ho
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy
And I'll sing tally ho

If anyone asks for the sense of this song
And the reason for to show,
If anyone asks for the sense of this song
And the reason for to show,
I don't exactly know-oh
I don't exactly know oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy
And I'll sing tally ho
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy
And I'll sing tally ho


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fox jumped over the parson's gate
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 07 Dec 07 - 12:23 PM

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NhQMsONIwng


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HUNTSMAN'S WIFE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 02:47 PM

These lyrics come from the oldest book that Google Book Search shows to contain the phrase "all my fancy dwells": The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth [no author given], London: Jones and Co., 1834.

THE HUNTSMAN'S WIFE;
OR, THE SWEETS OF TALLY-HO!
(Dibdin.) [=?Charles Dibdin (c1745-1814)]

WITH hound and horn, each rosy morn,
Let bucks a-hunting go;
While all my fancy dwells with Nancy,
And her sweet tally-ho!

Was she my wife, how sweet this life,
In station high or low;
'Midst war's alarms, her music charms,
So sweet her tally-ho!

On heath or warren, though e'er so barren,
With her 'twould fruitful grow,
Make violets spring, fresh verdure bring,
When she sings tally-ho!

The stag flies o'er the plain so fleet,
The hunters after go;
No more they'd run, their sport be done,
If she sung tally-ho!

The music of her voice, I'm sure,
Would charm poor renard's wo;
The chase would cease, and all be peace,
If she sung tally-ho!

Let's toast her health, so free, my boys,
Ere home that we do go;
On May-day seen, my girl is queen,
When she sings tally-ho!


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN BUCKS A HUNTING GO
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 03:03 PM

Another version, from The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes, Vol. 16: The Poetry of Sport, edited by Hedley Peek, 1896:

WHEN BUCKS A HUNTING GO

How sweet is the horn that sounds in the morn
When bucks a hunting go,
When bucks a hunting go,
While all my fancy dwells upon Nancy,
I'll sing tally oh!

The Fox jump'd over the gate so high,
And the hounds all after him go,
The hounds all after him go,
While all my fancy dwells upon Nancy,
I'll sing tally oh!

How happy is my wife and I,
When that we homeward go,
When that we homeward go,
While all my fancy dwells upon Nancy,
I'll sing tally oh!

Now since it's so, let's merry be,
We will drink before we go,
We will drink before we go,
While all my fancy dwells upon Nancy,
I'll sing tally oh!


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