“The Innocent Hare”


Sportsmen and hounds hunt the hare; after searching, the game is found. She takes off running; the huntsman blows his horn; the hare is killed. The singer declares she has led them a noble run, drinks success to all sportsment and to the "innocent hare"

Cross references


  1. Kennedy 251, "The Innocent Hare" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1216
  3. BI, K251


Alternate titles: “Sportsmen Arouse”; “Sportsmen Arise”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (recorded from Mark Fuller & Luther Hills)
Found in: Britain(England(South))