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Crystal 03 Dec 04 - 05:25 AM
GUEST,smiler 03 Dec 04 - 06:39 AM
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Subject: hunting protest songs
From: Crystal
Date: 03 Dec 04 - 05:25 AM

Have any songs been written yet to protest against the new anti hunting bill, or indeed any other piece of recent legislation?


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: GUEST,smiler
Date: 03 Dec 04 - 06:39 AM

I'm sure the relevant parties will have plenty of spare Saturdays ahead, with which to try and write some.


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 03 Dec 04 - 06:50 AM

Martin Carthy sings a song , I think called ' Bold Reynard The Fox '
which is from the fox's point of view, it contains a great line,
" Oft times have I been chased by hounds that did run like a cow "

Good song.

eric


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: GUEST,rat
Date: 03 Dec 04 - 07:00 AM

THE CUNNING FOX BY RAT

Hey brave men in red and black
chasing down the cunning fox
first they'll hunt them down for fun
then they'll suck their butlers .....

Release the hounds for its our right
to hunt them down in huddled masses
If it wasn't for the fox
We'd have to hunt the working classes

So they'll protest outside the chambers
Town veat country its what they do
Its just nice to see someone else
be beaten by the boys in blue


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 03 Dec 04 - 07:03 AM

Anybody out there got any good fox recipes? I'm a bit sick of just having them in sandwiches.


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: Terry K
Date: 04 Dec 04 - 06:33 AM

I'm working on one called "Why the Fox Hunting been Banned" :-)


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 04 Dec 04 - 06:44 AM

..."Release the hounds for its our right
to hunt them down in huddled masses" ...


Shome mishtake shurely ?

Foxes are solitary creatures and rarely if ever huddle together in masses ...


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: GUEST,Jose'
Date: 24 Mar 10 - 09:07 PM

great american sportsman by the pist

"Here come the great American sportsman with camoflauge and a gun. Here comes the great American coward, if the odds were evened up, I bet you'd fuckin' run." you shold search it up on youtube


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: Eiseley
Date: 24 Mar 10 - 09:16 PM

In a little house in the middle of a wood
A little old man in the window stood
Saw a rabbit hopping by, knocking at his door.
"Help me! Help me! Help me!" he said,
"Or the hunter will shoot me dead!"
"Come little rabbit, come with me.
Happy we will be."


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Mar 10 - 09:39 PM

Good Lord, has everyone forgotten Tom Lehrer's "Hunting Song"?

"Two game wardens, seven hunters and a cow!"

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: GUEST,One time groom
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 06:45 PM

So watching a pack of hyenas or jackals hunt down a kudu is OK - that's nature.

But a pack of hounds killing a fox that kills scores of hens and eats one is not OK.

Although a man with a useless aim shooting a fox and leaving it to die of its wounds or gangrene is OK - the UK government says it is.

And poisoning rats so that their blood vessels burst and they die a long death is OK - governments all over the world say that's OK.

The kudu, fox, rat do not know why they are being hunted, shot at or poisoned. So, let's leave out the bunnyhugging. The animal kingdom did not invent morals. Humans did. And the only moral death is the swiftest, most certain one. And that is not necessarily by shooting.

"Anybody out there got any good fox recipes? I'm a bit sick of just having them in sandwiches." Go to your local tanner and have them turned into foxgloves.

As for "If it wasn't for the fox
We'd have to hunt the working classes", at any meet there will be scores of hunt followers from "the working classes". They will be the men and women who grow the food you townies gobble, who turn out early every day of the year to milk the cows for the milk, butter and cheese you city-dwellers wolf down.

Sorry about the lack of scansion and rhyme. Not every protest has three chords and a chorus.


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: theleveller
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 03:34 AM

I think you could class The Granemore Hare as an anti-hunting song.

As someone who has spent a lot of time "sabbing", believe me, when confronted by the violent thugs who call themselves "hunt followers", there's not a lot of time for singing. I've also been involved in trying to stop dog fighting and badger baiting, which are also the pastimes of One time groom's "working classes" but I know of at least one hunt master who was also involved. So being a sick, blood-thirsty moron doesn't just stop with slaughtering foxes.


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: GUEST,hewholurks
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 04:23 AM

Unusually Bill Crisp's song Red Rover manages to draw sympathy from both sides of the argument.

he Red Rover - Bill Crisp

The Huntsman in red coat, stands ready and waiting.
Hounds sterns they are waving for the sport they're aching.
There's a fox in the crag, looking down to the valley,
Hears the sound of the horn, and decides not to tarry.

Then leaving his bink on the rock face he scrambles,
Slips over the top, he has no time to ramble,
Hounds drawing near, nearer yet nearer,
Take up the scent, where laid that red rover.

Then a wild burst of music, the whole valley ringing,
White black and tan on his trail they are weaving,
Twelve couples lay on him, his scent they are breasting,
Tis many long years since he had such a testing.

Many litters of cubs, he's been the father,
Old age is now telling, he can go no faster,
Many times has he run, in front of their sires,
With brush streaming out, with his heart full of fire.

But Slower and slower brush now a-trailing,
Hounds drawing nearer limbs and brearth failing,
No one to turn to no one to give succour,
Louder and louder roars the loud clammer.

His eyes they are dimming he remembers his cubbing,
He makes for the place where he lived his wild hood,
Far better a death, on the mountain side bear,
Than to die by the gun or the trap or the snare.

He falters he stumbles he turns round to face them,
With his last dying breath, he defies them to take him,
A sudden wild burst, his life it is over,
The horn sounds farewell, gone home the red rover.


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: oldhippie
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 09:42 AM

There's an old one by Gerri Gribli, titled "The Hunting Song":

Each fall in Wisconsin, a man's duty is quite clear
He leaves the comfort of his home
to stalk the ferocious deer
They arrive in armored divisions,
with a year's supply of booze
Not content to just shoot at the animals,
they shoot each other too


Animals love vegetarians,
and the reason is plain to see
I don't shoot at the animals,
and they don't shoot at me


Old farmer Johnson gets worried right about now
Last year some Chicago fella
shot the ear right off his milking cow
So he's bought a bucket of bright orange paint,
knows just what he's gotta do
Gonna paint old Nelly from front to rear:
C O W


It's autumn in the northwoods,
and despite the snow and ice
The forest soon'll be ringing out
with the sounds of a hunters' paradise
One fella shot his Chrysler, after shooting out his TV
And another one winged his brother,
'cause he thought he was a deer sittin' up in a tree


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 10:05 AM

here is a boring old fart, singing one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lADsPWsoR4&feature=related


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: David Ingerson
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 02:54 AM

Zeke Hoskin's Hunting the Duck

"So blow the horn loudly and rev up the truck,
We're off to the boondocks to murder the duck."

I think it's been posted here on Mudcat somewhere.

Cheers,

David


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 07:19 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lADsPWsoR4&feature=related


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Subject: RE: hunting protest songs
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 07:55 AM

The White Hare (The hare gets away)
and
The Little Black Fox (a major role reversal :) )


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