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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleHow sweet is the horn
Roud No.217
Collected FromIles, Elijah
LocationInglesham
CountyWiltshire
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Tune
Date
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 4 - Wiltshire: Williams, A: MS collection No Wt 399
Source SecondaryWilts and Gloucestershire Standard, 12th August, 1916, p 3, Part 41, No. 1: Williams, A: Folk songs of the upper Thames, 1923, p 48, 49.
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

How sweet is the horn that blows in the morn,
When first a-hunting we go,
When first a-hunting we go,
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy,
And we'll sing Tally ho! Tally ho!

Verse 2

The fox jumped over the hedge so high,
And the hounds all after him go,
And the hounds all after him go,
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy,
And I'll sing Tally ho! Tally ho!

Verse 3

We were in the barn when we heard the horn,
And we a-hunting did go,
And we a-hunting did go,
For all my fancy dwells upon Nancy,
And I'll sing Tally ho! Tally ho!
 
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Notes
Note 1

Williams, Alfred: Ms / WGS: 'A copy of this is found in several collections of folk sings under the title 'When Bucks a-hunting go'. The following is a version commonly met with in our locality of the upper Thames. Words of Elijah Iles, Inglesham.'

Williams, Alfred: FSUT: 'A copy of this is found in several collections of folk sings under the title' When Bucks a-hunting go'. The following is a version commonly met with in our locality of the upper Thames. Sung by Elijah Iles, Inglesham, Wiltshire.'

Note 2

In Verse 1 Lines 2 and 3 the original text read:

When we a-hunting do go,
When we a-hunting do go,

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2010.

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