County of Limerick Buck-Hunt, The
DESCRIPTION: Twenty huntsmen and their hounds hunt a buck. He is killed in the hills after a four hour chase. "Nothing was wanting That poor hungry huntsman could wish ... For every man was a dish." There was drinking and dancing; many of the ladies are named.
AUTHOR: Pierce Creagh (source: Croker-PopularSongs)
EARLIEST DATE: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)
KEYWORDS: hunting dancing drink party moniker animal dog horse
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 238-242, "The County of Limerick Buck-Hunt" (1 text)
NOTES: Croker-PopularSongs seems to date the event and the writing of the song in the first half of the eighteenth century. - BS
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