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Thread #93861   Message #1810635
Posted By: Kate Kestner
15-Aug-06 - 06:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
Subject: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
WILD HOG'S DEN
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As I rode round to Wild Hog's Den,
Deedle-o die, Deedle-o day,
As I rode round to Wild Hog's Den,
Deedle-o die, Deedle-o day,
As I rode round to Wild Hog's Den,
I saw the bones of a thousand men.
Camewee-quee, quiddle-i-quay
Deedle-o die-i-day

We fought for two hours and a half,
Deedle-o die, Deedle-o day,
We fought for two hours and a half,
Deedle-o die, Deedle-o day,
We fought for two hours and a half,
And finaly that wild hog run at last.
Camewee-quee, quiddle-i-quay
Deedle-o die-i-day

This is only two verses of a larger song. My great-granny couldn't remember the rest but that it delt with chasing the hog to ground. It came from the Ozarks in Arkansas but Great Grandma Henson had been a Stewart before she married. They (her grandparents) had come to America after the Battle of Culloden. She was born in Ohio and she marreid and moved to Texas. When my grandmother was 4, they packed a covered wagon and moved to northwest Arkansas in 1910.
Someone once suggested that it might be linked to the Calledonian Hog story. I also once heard a song that envolved a knight hunting this dangerous mad hog and before he finds it, a fairy gives him some magical help. The tune to that one is totally unlike the tune to this, but there are key words that match. I lost track of that song's name.