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...."
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)
The Wearing of the Horns
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.