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Thread #50640   Message #832110
Posted By: GUEST
21-Nov-02 - 08:51 PM
Thread Name: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion-Child #18
Subject: RE: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion
I have another version of it that I learned from my Great-grandma Henson who was a Stewart. She lived in Texas when she was a little girl.

When I rode 'round to wild hogs den,
Deedle o die, deedle o day,
When I rode 'round to wild hogs den,
Deedle o die dum.
When I rode 'round to wild hogs den,
I saw the bones of a thousand men,
Camawee quee, quidle aye quay,
Deedle o die dum.

We fought for two hours and a half,
Deedle o die, deedle o day,
We fought for two hours and a half,
Deedle o dum,
We fought for two hours and a half
and finally that wild hog run at last,
Camawee quee, quidle aye quay,
Deedle o dum.

There was more but she had forgotton the rest.
Years later I found another version on a record album called:
Dark Ships In the Forest. The tune is different but it tells a simular tale of a hero hunting a dangerous wild boar. In this version he receives magical help from a fairy. Some of the phrases are key to linking the two songs to each other.

Kathy Kestner