Sledmere Poachers, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer names one hunting dog and lists the woods and fields to hunt hare and pheasant but "our names we dare not tell, If we meet a keeper bold we'll cause his head to swell"
EARLIEST DATE: 1860 (Ingledew)
KEYWORDS: poaching dog animal
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Kidson-Tunes, p. 133, "The Sledmere Poachers" (1 fragment)
ADDITIONAL: CJ Davison Ingledew, The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire (London: Bell and Daldy, 1860 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), pp. 308-311, "The Sledmere Poachers" ("Come all you gallant poaching lads, and gan alang with me") (1 text)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(3546), "Sledmere Poachers" ("Come all you gallant poaching lads and gang alang with me"), H. Such (London), 1863-1885; also Firth b.34(277), Firth b.34(124), Firth b.34(276), Harding B 15(294b), Firth c.26(225), Firth b.34(243), Firth c.19(53), "[The] Sledmere Poachers"
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