Duke of Buckingham's Hounds, The

DESCRIPTION: The (Duke of Buckingham) goes out to hunt fox with his good hounds. The names of the hounds are given. The fox cleverly crosses the water. One old hound at last catches the fox. All rejoice at its fate
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (Chappell; there is an undated broadside in the Roxburghe collection)
KEYWORDS: hunting death nobility animal dog
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West)) US(SE)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 218, "The Duke of Buckingham" (1 fragment)
Chappell-FolkSongsOfRoanokeAndTheAlbermarle 102, "The Bardy Train" (1 text plus a fragment, 1 tune)
Scarborough-ASongCatcherInSouthernMountains, pp. 352-353, "A Fox Chase" (1 text)
Hamer-GarnersGay, pp. 70-71, "The Noble Foxhunting" (1 text, 1 tune)
Olson-BroadsideBalladIndex, ZN75, "The Fox-Chace... Duke of Buckingham's Hounds"
ADDITIONAL: John Ashton, _A Century of Ballads_, Elliot Stock, London, 1887; reprinted 1968 by Singing Tree Press, pp. 251-254, "The Fox Chace or The Huntman's Harmony by the Noble Duke of Buckingham's Hounds" (1 text)

ST Br3218 (Partial)
Roud #584
NOTES [19 words]: I have no idea why Chappell's texts are titled "The Bardy Train"; that phrase does not appear in either text. - RBW
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File: Br3218

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