Old Towler

DESCRIPTION: "Bright Chanticleer proclaims the dawn" and dogs and huntsmen gather. "This day a stag must die." They drink, joke, and start the hunt. "Fleet Towler leads the cry." The stag is killed. "The huntsman's pleasure is no more. His joys were in the chase"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1806 (_A Select Collection of Songs_)
KEYWORDS: hunting animal dog
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Williams-Thames, p. 61, "Old Towler" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 510)
Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 663
ADDITIONAL: A Select Collection of Songs (Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1806) ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 66-67, "Old Towler" (1 text)

Roud #1240
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 25(1415), "Old Towler" ("Bright Chanticleer proclaims the dawn"), T. Birt (London), 1828-1829; also 2806 c.16(200), Harding B 28(113), Firth c.19(108), Firth c.19(109), Johnson Ballads 536, Harding B 11(1839), Firth b.26(477)[many illegible words], 2806 c.13(233), Harding B 11(2832), Harding B 11(2833), Harding B 11(620), Firth b.28(9a/b) View 5 of 8, Harding B 11(2830), "Old Towler"; Harding B 28(265), "A Celebrated Hunting Song"; Harding B 28(70), "Old Towler, a Favourite Hunting Song"
File: WT061

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