Mudcat Café message #3215618 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104277   Message #3215618
Posted By: Artful Codger
30-Aug-11 - 09:44 PM
Thread Name: Origins: On Yonder Hill There Sits a Hare
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: On Yonder Hill There Sits a Hare
If you follow the link Joe Offer posted above to the notes for Volume 18, at the top next to the paragraph mentioning this song there is a box labelled "RA"; this links to a Real Audio sound clip sample which contains a complete verse, so if anyone wants the basic tune without having to buy the whole CD or even track, there ya go. Some sites (like the UK Amazon?) have sample clips for each of the tracks of each of the VOP albums.

In situations where one wants only to hear a tune, particularly one in the public domain, the "buy the whole CD/book" (or even "buy the track") attitude is bollocks; you can retire it with dispatch to a dark recess. Or, send us the money. Otherwise, you're not being helpful, or reasonable.