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Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den

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Kate Kestner 15 Aug 06 - 06:13 PM
Barry Finn 15 Aug 06 - 06:28 PM
Barry Finn 15 Aug 06 - 06:37 PM
GUEST,Lighter 15 Aug 06 - 07:46 PM
Susan of DT 15 Aug 06 - 08:59 PM
Stewie 15 Aug 06 - 10:18 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 15 Aug 06 - 10:25 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 15 Aug 06 - 11:16 PM
John Minear 16 Aug 06 - 07:21 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 16 Aug 06 - 03:03 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Kate Kestner
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 06:13 PM

WILD HOG'S DEN
unknown

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.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Barry Finn
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 06:28 PM

see this link


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Barry Finn
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 06:37 PM

Sorry
thread.cfm?threadid=628#2174

Also enter into the search box "Wild Boar" & a number of different versions will come up.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 07:46 PM

That's the first "new" version of "The Wild Boar" in a long time. Also the first, IIRC, in the first-person. Thanks for posting it! Is there any way for you to indicate the tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Susan of DT
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 08:59 PM

See Child #18 for several versions


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Stewie
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 10:18 PM

A comprehensive thread on this may be found HERE.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 10:25 PM

Many good versions and history in thread 50640; with some material that is not readily available.
Wild Boar History
A few versions in the DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 11:16 PM

Kate Kestner, any way you can preserve the tune? Your version is well-worth preserving.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: John Minear
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 07:21 AM

Kate, thanks so much for this version of "Wild Hog". More verses and the tune would be wonderful. I'm wondering if we can somehow transfer this to the other thread. I know it is a long thread, but the intention there was to be a complete as possible. If that is not convenient, I will simply copy Kate's version over to it. T.O.M.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 03:03 PM

John, PM or ask Joe Offer. I think he would do it with this one.
    The general rule is that it's not a good idea to post duplicates of things already in the Forum or the Digital Tradition. When you're making a study of a song and its variants, like in a DTStudy or an Origins thread, that restriction doesn't make sense. If it's an isolated message or a very short thread, I move it to the more significant thread. If it's in a longer thread like this one, I copy-paste a "printer-friendly" copy of the significant message(s) into the target thread. The idea of using a "printer friendly" copy is that it's formatted in a way that makes it clear who it's from and when and where it was posted, so the duplication doesn't confuse the people who do harvesting from the Digital Tradition. Looks like I have some studying to do. I haven't looked into hog songs much. I was raised among Holsteins, not Hogs.
    -Joe Offer-


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