Mudcat Café message #916664 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58033   Message #916664
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
23-Mar-03 - 06:10 PM
Thread Name: 'Innocent Hare' What does 'relope' mean?
Subject: RE: 'Innocent Hare' What does 'relope' mean?
That verse as I gave it comes from Colm O Lochlann's "Irish Street Ballads". The couplets in this song seem to move around and get assembled into different verses according to taste.

My father had the ending as:

Then he leapt on its back and he held up his paw -
"Up the Republic" says bold Master McGrath.