Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Hare's Lament

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X:3
T:Hare's Lament
R:song
H:Slow, free rhythm
Z:id:hn-song-3
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=140
K:Edor
ED | B,3 C D2 | E E3 FG | A2 A2 (AF) | D4
EF | G3 A B2 | d2 B2 A2 | F2 E2 D2 | E4 :|
ED | B,3 C D2 | E E3 FG | A2 A2 AF | D4
EF | G3 A BB | d2 B2 BA | F2 E2 D2 | E4 ||
W:On the first of November, on a bright autumn day
W:To the hills of Dromeen I chanced for to stray
W:I was feeding on green grass, that grows on yon ground
W:When my heart was set a-beating by the crying of the hounds
W:
W:Chorus:
W:Mush-a rang tally-ho, hark ye over hi-dee ho
W:Hark ye over cries the huntsman, hark ye over hi ho
W:
W:They hunted me up, and they hunted me down
W:The bold huntsmen of Stiahan, on my trail sent the hounds
W:Over highlands and lowlands, moorlands also,
W:Over hedges and ditches, like the wind I did go.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:There was ringwood and roses, they gave me a close brush
W:It was then they found me hiding, it was in a rush bush
W:For better or worse, I know I must die,
W:But I do my endeavour, these hounds to defy
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:Then up stands the huntsman, to end all my strife
W:Sayin' lay the hare down, give her plea for her life
W:Wouldnt it be for better, you killed rather the fox
W:Who ate all your chickens, fat hen and gay cock?
W:
W:Chorus
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W:And now I must die, and I know not the crime
W:For the value of sixpence, I ne'er harmed mankind
W:I ne'er was brought up for to rob or to steal
W:Except for the crabbin' some tops of green kale
W:
W:Chorus


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