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Posted By: Fred McCormick
25-Aug-07 - 09:14 AM
Thread Name: Origins: On Yonder Hill There Sits a Hare
Subject: ADD: On Yonder Hill There Sits A Hare
Here's a text as I sing it and as I learned it from Geordie. There may be one or two minor variations but hopefully not too many.

On Yonder Hill There Sits a Hare

On yonder hill there sits a hare.
She's full of worry, grief and care
And all her lodgings they was bare.

ch: Sing hey, brave boys, high ho
And all her lodgings they was bare.
Sing hey, brave boys, high ho.

There came a huntsman riding by.
And on this poor hare he's cast his eye.
And oer the bogs halooed his dogs.
ch

She's turned and run across the hill.
The very best dog to try his skill.
And kill the poor hare that never done ill.
ch

And now she's turned and turned again.
Right merrily she's crossed the plain.
And may she live to run again.
ch.