We'll All Go A-Hunting Today

DESCRIPTION: "What a fine hunting day and as balmy as may And the hounds of the village will come... We'll all go a-hunting today." A lame farmer, a judge, a doctor, a parson conducting a marriage -- all leave their work to go hunting
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland)
KEYWORDS: hunting work clergy marriage
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 263, "We'll All Go A-Hunting Today" (1 text, 1 tune)
Palmer-EnglishCountrySongbook, #127, "We'll All Go A-Hunting Today" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1172
cf. "The Hunting Priest (Parson Hogg; Sing Tally Ho!)" (theme)
NOTES [41 words]: The thene of gentlemen who prefer hunting to church is an ancient complaint in Britain; "The Mourning of the Hare" is the tale of a creature which is pursued by huntsmen who do not wait for mass; it is thought to date to the fifteenth century. - RBW
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File: K263

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