Tag Archives: hunting

Old Blue

TITLE: Old Blue AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: dog, death, burial, hunting EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1913 Alan Lomax states in his Folk Songs of North America that “the backwoods folk of the south lived off game, and they thought more of a good hunting dog than they did of most people.In the read more »

Fox, The

TITLE: The Fox AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: public domain, traditional KEYWORDS: animal, food, hunting EARLIEST DATE: 1810 (Gammer Gurton’s Garland) The earliest version of this piece appears to have been a Middle English poem found in British Museum MS. Royal 19.B.iv, and is thought to date from the fifteenth century. About as old is a strange version in read more »

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 read more »

Cape Ann

TITLE: Cape Ann AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: traditional, public domain KEYWORDS: comic, hunting, nonsense EARLIEST DATE: 1613 (broadside, “Choice of Inventions) HISTORICAL REFERENCES: None, although Lomax says it is reminiscent of the exaggeration’s colonists made about the American colonies. Cape Ann is a comic song about three jolly (Frenchmen/Welshmen/other) who go hunting. Periodically they see things read more »