Red, Rosy Morning, The
DESCRIPTION: "The sweet rosy morning smiles over the hills." Rise from sleep and hunt the fox or stag. At day's end, sport being over, we drink. "Let love crown this night ... and sport crown the day"
EARLIEST DATE: 1889 (Smith)
KEYWORDS: hunting sex drink nonballad animal dog horse
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Williams-Thames, p. 58, "The Rosy Morn" (also Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 365); Williams-Thames, pp. 58-59, "The Red, Rosy Morning" (also Wiltshire-WSRO Ox 186) (2 texts)
ADDITIONAL: Laura Alex. Smith, "Old Songs of the Chase" in The Idler (London, 1899 ("Digitized by Google") Vol. XV (Feb-Jul 1899), p. 850, "The Sweet Rosy Morning" (1 text, 1 tune).
cf. "The Morning Was Charming" (same theme and shared lines)
NOTES: The line "The merry merry Horn cries, come, come" is quoted in [anonymous], The Cheshire Huntress and the Old Fox Caught at Last, a Dramatic Tale (London, 1740 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 8. - BS
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