A-Hunting We Will Go
 


Citation

Henry Fielding, 1707-1754, “A-Hunting We Will Go,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed August 7, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31354.


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Title

A-Hunting We Will Go

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in excellent physical condition. The document was laminated. The lower left corner was folded into the laminate.

Subject

English poetry -- 18th century Fox hunting -- Songs and music

Creator

Henry Fielding, 1707-1754

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

4/30/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

The Dusky Night

The dusky night rides down the sky,
And ushers in the morn,
The hounds all join in jovial cry,
The huntsman winds his horn.
And a hunting we will go,
And a hunting we will go,
And a hunting we will go,
And a hunting we will go,

The wife around her husband throws,
Her arms to make him stay,
My dear it rains it hails it blows,
You cannot hunt to day.
Yet a hunting we will go, etc.

Sly Reynard now like lightening flies,
And sweeps across the vale,
But when the hounds too near he espies,
He drops his bushy tail.
Then a hunting we will go, etc.

Fond echoes seems to like the sport,
And joins the jovial cry,
The woods and hills the sound retort,
And music fills the sky.
Then a hunting we will go, etc.

At last his strength to faintness worn,
Poor Reynard ceases flight,
Then hungry homeward we return,
To feast a way the night.
And a drinking we will go, etc.

Ye jovial hunters in the morn,
Prepare then for the chase,
Rise at the sounding of the horn,
And health with sport embrace.
When a hunting we will go, etc.

Classification Title

A-Hunting We Will Go

Document Title

The Dusky Night

Dimensions - Original

214 mm x 277 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-23

File name

113_AHuntingWeWillGo_ocr

Transcription Date

2006-06-26

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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