A-Hunting We Will Go

TITLE: A-Hunting We Will Go
AUTHOR: unknown
CATEGORY: traditional, public domain
KEYWORDS: hunting, nonballad, animal
EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: English Folk-Rhymes: A Collection of Traditional Verses Relating to Places and Persons, Customs, Superstitions, etc, G. F. Northall – January 1, 1892, K. Paul, Trench, Trübner – Publisher (Available as a Free Download from Google Books.)

This is a staple of childrens’ concerts. In my opinion it is not a great song but many kids love it. It is fun to hear them try to make up their own verses with the rhymes.

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The Tinseltown Players, A Hunting We Will Go

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A-Hunting We Will Go

A-hunting we will go! A-hunting we will go!
We’ll catch a fox inside a box,
And then we’ll let him go.

A-hunting we will go! A-hunting we will go!
We’ll catch a bear and wash his hair
And then we’ll let him go.

A-hunting we will go! A-hunting we will go!
We’ll catch a snake and give him a shake
And then we’ll let him go.

A-hunting we will go! A-hunting we will go!
We’ll catch a goose by her caboose
And then we’ll let him go.

A-hunting we will go! A-hunting we will go!
We’ll catch a pig and dance a jig
And then we’ll let him go.

A-hunting we will go! A-hunting we will go!
We’ll catch a fly and make him cry
And then we’ll let him go.

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NOTICE: I’m not the best guitar player or vocalist, but no one loves these songs more than I do. The tune and lyrics are in the public domain unless otherwise noted. The recording © copyright 2013 by Stephen Griffith and may be used by permission of the copyright holder. The variation of the song I’m posting is the version I perform and is not exactly replicating the sources cited, but is always in the same song family. If anyone has more details about this song, or believes I’ve stated something in error, please let me know. I’m also open to suggestions to improve the site. Thanks. sgg

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