So Selfish Runs the Hare (Horn, Boys, Horn)

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, so selfish runs the hare, and so cunning runs the fox, Who would think this little calf would grow to a noble ox? To live among the briars, and run among the thorns, And die the death his father did with a large pair of horns? Horns, boys, horns...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1911 (Cecil Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: animal hunting drink
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: _Sing Out_ magazine, Volume 38, #2 (1993), pp. 60-61, "So Selfish Runs the Hare" (1 text plus many additional stanzas, 1 tune; the source is not clearly stated)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Wearing of the Horns
File: So38n2b

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