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Thread #72087   Message #1238461
Posted By: open mike
01-Aug-04 - 03:49 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Wild Hog in the Woods
Subject: ADD: wild hog in the woods
http://www.smsu.edu/folksong/maxhunter/0288/
here is a site with info too:
http://folkindex.mse.jhu.edu/W11.htm
here are the lyrics as listed for Robin And Linda Williams'
recording fo this song

WILD HOG IN THE WOODS
       Traditional

There is a wild hog in yonder's woods
Diddle-oh-Down, Diddle-oh-day
There is a wild hog in yonder's woods
Diddle-oh-down today
There is a wild hog in yonder's woods
That eats men and sucks their blood
Kill him now, cut him down
Catch him if you can

There comes a wild hog through yonders mash
Diddle-oh-Down, Diddle-oh-day
There comes a wild hog through yonders mash
Diddle-oh-down today
There comes a wild hog through yonders mash
Splitting his way through the oak and ash
Kill him now, cut him down
Catch him if you can

We followed that wild hog day and night
Diddle-oh-Down, Diddle-oh-day
We followed that wild hog day and night
Diddle-oh-down today
We followed that wild hog day and night
Swore we'd make that wild hog fight
Kill him now, cut him down
Catch him if you can

We followed that wild hog to his den
Diddle-oh-Down, Diddle-oh-day
We followed that wild hog to his den
Diddle-oh-down today
We followed that wild hog to his den
Found the bones of a thousand men
Kill him now, cut him down
Catch him if you can

We killed that hog with sticks and knives
Diddle-oh-Down, Diddle-oh-day
We killed that hog with sticks and knives
Diddle-oh-down today
We killed that hog with sticks and knives
Swore we'd take that wild hog's life
Kill him now, cut him down
Catch him if you can

There is a wild hog in yonder's woods
Diddle-oh-Down, Diddle-oh-day
There is a wild hog in yonder's woods
Diddle-oh-down today
There is a wild hog in yonder's woods
That eats men and sucks their blood
Kill him now, cut him down
Catch him if you can

and these are the lyrics from the web page
that i put a link to where there is a sound file
and a printed version of the music. It starts and ends
on a "B" note and has two flats, Bb and Eb. I think
that means it is in the key of b flat?

VERSE 1
There's a wild hog in these woods
Kim-a-li-kee, quital-li-quaw
There's a wild hog in those woods
Kim-a-li-kee, quaw
There's a wild hog in those woods
They'll kill ya an' suck your blood
Kim-a-li-kee, quital-li-qee, quaw

VERSE 2
I rode around that wild hog's den
Kim-a-li-kee, quital-li-quaw
Rode around that wild hog's den
Kim-a-li-kee, quaw
Rode around that wild hog's den
Spied th bones of a thousand men
Kim-a-li-kee, quital-li-qee, quaw

there is a mp3 of this song as played by fiddler
Bo Bradham of virginia here:
http://www.itc.virginia.edu/~flb3c/