“The County of Limerick Buck-Hunt”

Author: Pierce Creagh (source: Croker-PopularSongs)
Earliest date: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)
Keywords: hunting dancing drink party moniker animal dog horse

Description

Twenty huntsmen and their hounds hunt a buck. He is killed in the hills after a four hour chase. "Nothing was wanting That poor hungry huntsman could wish ... For every man was a dish." There was drinking and dancing; many of the ladies are named.

Notes

Croker-PopularSongs seems to date the event and the writing of the song in the first half of the eighteenth century. - BS

References

  1. Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 238-242, "The County of Limerick Buck-Hunt" (1 text)
  2. BI, CrPS238