Chivvy, Chivvy O
DESCRIPTION: "A pack of foxhounds ... [is] hunting an old bitch fox." After six miles the fox climbs a three storey house and taunts her pursuers. One calls off the hounds to give her a chance. She wishes she were safe under ground, but toasts his good health.
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-Thames)
KEYWORDS: hunting animal dog
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-Thames, p. 62, "Chivvy, Chivvy O" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 314)
NOTES: Williams-Thames (1923): "This I first heard at South Marston, of the aged road-mender, whose father sang it a hundred years ago." - BS
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