Three Jolly Huntsmen


The Fox the Hare and the Poacher's Fate, 2011


It's of three jolly huntsmen went out to hunt for fox
But where shall we find him amongst the hills and rocks?

With me hip hip hip and me hallo
And away with the merry merry band
With me ran tan tan and me chivvy chivvy chan
All over the merry merry strand
With me oogle oogle oogle with the bugle horn
Fol de rol fol de rol folly rolly ree
And through the woods we'll go brave boys
And through the woods we'll go

The first we met was a fair maid acombing out her locks
She swore she saw bold reynard amongst the farmer's ducks

The next we met was a farmer aploughing of his land
He swore he saw bold reynard amongst the ewes and lambs

And the next we met was a miller aworking of his mill
He swore he saw bold reynard run over yonder hill

And the next we met was a blind man as blind as blind could be
He swore he saw bold reynard run up a hollow tree

And the next we met was a parson, and he was dressed in black
He swore he saw bold reynard upon the huntsman's back


Transcribed by Garry Gillard
New: 18 September, 2011 | Now: 18 September, 2011 | garrygillard [at] gmail.com