“Hunting Song”


The singer tells about hare-hunting dogs. When Timer hunts the hare, "she knows that her life's nearly run." When the formal hunt is over too soon, Gay-Lad "will go by himself on the mountain and will hunt by the light of the moon"


  1. Morton-Maguire 10, pp. 23-24,104,158-159, "Hunting Song" (1 text fragment, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2932
  3. BI, MoMa023


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973 (Morton-Maguire)
Found in: Ireland