“The Bear Song”

Author: Lawrence Doyle
Earliest date: 1973 (Dibblee/Dibblee)
Keywords: hunting humorous animal lastwill death clothes
Found in: Canada(Mar)

Description

A bear is discovered and chased by men two days through the snow. Part of the story is told by the bear: "it's the shot makes me run" It dies. "It is rumored the bear's made a will" witnessed by Nicholas, leaving his fur for "caps for the boys"

Notes

Dibblee/Dibblee has more details about the chase and shooting. - BS

References

  1. Dibblee/Dibblee, pp. 106-107, "The Bear Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #12456
  3. BI, Dib106