Mudcat Café message #770933 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50640   Message #770933
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
24-Aug-02 - 05:10 PM
Thread Name: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion-Child #18
Subject: RE: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion
Jody Stecher sings a version with an amusing mis-hearing in the second line, about which he says "'Blow your horn center,' whatever that means, is the perpetual second line of all verses."

Egrabel he had three sons
Blow your horn center
Old bangum he was one
Just like a jovial hunter.

Old Bangum did by Towwood ride
A lady in a tree he spied
What keeps you here, my gay lady?
The Torwood boar has captured me.

He'd eat your flesh and drink your blood
And drag your bones around the wood
How many has he killed of thee?
He's killed my lord and thirty-three.

The rest at Old Bangum (and John Detroy)
A midi of the Stecher version from Sing Out! V.44#2 is at Old Bangum

Tablature of "Bangum" by Gordon Banks at Bangum

The Sharp coll. 1916 variant of Sir Lionel is in Contemplator Sir Lionel

This may already have been posted but a variant of "The Wild Hog" is in the Max Hunter Coll.: Wild Hog