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Lyr Req: Tally Ho (fox hunt: 'galloping galloping…

19 Jul 00 - 12:52 PM (#260815)
Subject: Help! Need song title
From: booklover

Hi,

There is a song about a fox hunt in which every stanza ends with "galloping, galloping, galloping by." The last two (or so) lines go something like: "Would I be telling the way he went - galloping, galloping, galloping by - No, not I."

Does anyone know song title and/or author and/or lyrics? The song is quoted in the kids book from 1957 "Miracles on Maple Hill" by Virginia Sorensen, but the book does not credit the song.

Thanks so much!


19 Jul 00 - 03:58 PM (#260979)
Subject: title req.: fox hunt song from 50s
From: booklover

Hi all,

I'm resending this because I didn't do the thread title right. Sorry!

There is a song about a fox hunt in which every stanza ends with "galloping, galloping, galloping by." The last two (or so) lines go something like: "Would I be telling the way he went - galloping, galloping, galloping by - No, not I."

Does anyone know song title and/or author and/or lyrics? The song is quoted in the kids book from 1957 "Miracles on Maple Hill" by Virginia Sorensen, but the book does not credit the song.

Thanks so much!


Please see related thread (click)
-Joe Offer-


19 Jul 00 - 04:44 PM (#261017)
Subject: RE: title req.: fox hunt song from 50s
From: MMario

I could not find this in a forum or dt search, nor Have I found it yet in web search.


19 Jul 00 - 05:36 PM (#261061)
Subject: RE: Help! Need song title
From: Jeri

Refresh


19 Jul 00 - 06:16 PM (#261086)
Subject: RE: Help! Need song title
From: Joe Offer

I did a Hotbot search of the Web and found thirty pages that had the phrase "galloping, galloping, galloping." I checked the pages that seemed likely, but none had the poem. I wouldn't have thought "galloping, galloping, galloping" would be such a common phrase, but there was headless horseman stuff in there, and a poem by Erica Jong, and a rhyme for bouncing babies on your knee (complete with a caution that you shouldn't bounce baby too roughly).
-Joe Offer-


19 Jul 00 - 06:38 PM (#261110)
Subject: RE: Help! Need song title
From: catspaw49

Erica Jong??? The mind boggles at the prospect........

Spaw


19 Jul 00 - 08:21 PM (#261201)
Subject: RE: Help! Need song title
From: booklover

I've done a bunch of web-surfing/searching too, but haven't found anything with those lines. Lots of other "FOX" poems/songs, though...*sigh*

What is so frustrating is that I *KNOW* this song/poem exists!


Please use this thread (click), which has a more specific title.


-Joe Offer-


19 Jul 00 - 08:41 PM (#261229)
Subject: RE: title req.: fox hunt song from 50s
From: Joe Offer

Hi, booklover - can you give us any more? Is this a children's poem, for adults, or what? Can you give us a first line? I have lots of poetry anthologies, and a first line (and more, if you have it) might help me find the poem.
-Joe Offer-


20 Jul 00 - 11:04 AM (#261546)
Subject: RE: title req.: fox hunt song from 50s
From: Hollowfox

I won't be able to lay my hands on a copy of that book until next Tuesday, but If you haven't gotten an answer by then, don't give up hope. The song didn't deal with George Washington, did it? I remember hearing one in elementary school (and seeing it in one of the school songbooks) that started off "Young Washington had never heard of a motor-car or a train/He wouldn't have understood a owrd about an air-o-plain./ But galloping, galloping, how he went galloping..."


20 Jul 00 - 12:22 PM (#261596)
Subject: RE: title req.: fox hunt song from 50s
From: booklover

Unfortunately, that is all I have. It is a kids poem/song. It is about a fox hunt, where hunters are chasing a fox, the kid sees the fox go by, and he won't tell the hunters where it went.

I'm searching for this to help a librarian who is trying to help a patron. The patron remembers the poem/song from school in the 20s. (Hmmmmm...Now I read that again and realize the poem/song must be older than I thought 1920s or earlier, not 1950s)! I remembered that lines from the poem/song were in the book "Miracles on Maple Hill" by Virginia Sorensen. The book does not quote the entire poem/song, nor does it credit the title or author. ARGH!!

I don't have the book here, (my copy is in storage) or I'd quote you exactly what lines I have.

Does that help any?

Thanks!


22 Jul 00 - 03:12 PM (#262731)
Subject: RE: title req.: fox hunt song from 50s
From: booklover

I was able to get more on the poem/song. Here is how it is quoted in "Miracles on Maple Hill" with accompanying story lines:

Beginning on page 80:

    Then, she thought, if Daddy would sing the one about the hunters and the wonderful kind boy who wouldn't tell them where the fox went, Joe would understand what she was going to say when she went upstairs. He couldn't help but understand, after that song.

    "Well all right. Just those two then," Daddy said. "You know, Lee, I'm getting so I can do the hunting song pretty song pretty well again."

    And he really could. The first verse about the hunters coming and the horns blowing and the scarlet coats went really fast. Marly opened the door to the stairs so Joe would be sure to hear.

    "'Say there, youngster,' the huntsmen cry,
    'Say, have you seen the fox go by?
    Galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping,
    Galloping, galloping over the hill?'"

    "Now," Marly thought, and opened the door a little wider. This was the verse for Joe to hear.

    "But would I be telling them? No, not I!
    That I saw the fox go wearily by?
    Wearily panting, worn and spent,
    Would I be telling the way he went,
    Galloping . . . galloping . . . galloping . . ."

    Daddy was wonderful, the way he made the words sound slow and tired as if the poor fox was ready to drop. Then suddenly he shouted the last two words: "No! Not I!"
__________

Does that help any?

Thanks!


22 Jul 00 - 05:03 PM (#262765)
Subject: RE: title req.: fox hunt song from 50s
From: Joe Offer

Well, Booklover, I've checked eavry resourcs I could think of, but didn't have any luck. What you've provided may be enough to trigger somebody's memory. If you don't get a response, try refreshing the thread in a couple of weeks - use the "filter" on the forummenu page and look for a thread with "fox" in the title.
-Joe Offer-


28 Apr 04 - 03:08 PM (#1173392)
Subject: RE: title req.: fox hunt song from 50s
From: GUEST,lsharp@mailbox.lpl.org

Hi--I'm interested in finding the tune for this song. I see no one was able to track it down in the year 2000, but maybe someone else will be able to.
Just to refresh your collective memories, it's a song quoted in the children's book "Miracles on Maple Hill" by Virginia Sorensen
The first verse isn't given, but it has huntsmen coming in their scarlet coats, horns blowing.
2nd verse:
Say there, youngster, the huntsmen cry
"Say, have you seen the fox go by?
Galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping,
Over the hill?
3rd
But would I be telling them? No, not I!
Wearily panting, worn and spent
Would I be telling the way he went?
Galloping, galloping, galloping,
No! Not I!

I can handle ABC if it's in that format. Or an attachment. Or a citation. Anything! Thanks!
Laurel
lsharp@mailbox.lpl.org


31 Mar 11 - 12:30 PM (#3125589)
Subject: ADD: Tally Ho!
From: GUEST

Hello! To answer your request, the title of the song is "Tally Ho". the lyrics are:

TALLY HO!

There's a sound of galloping over the hill
And the huntsmen's horn rings merry and shrill

See, here they come with a view haloo
Hounds and horses and huntsman too

Galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping,
galloping, galloping, galloping by

The horses trample the hounds they bay
The riders' coats are scarlet and gay

Ho! the young's to the the huntsmen cry
Say have you seen the fox go by?

Galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping,
Galloping, galloping, galloping by

I look as stupid as I can be
And never a word do they get from me

Until the anger they shake the reign
And start the rollicking hunt again

Galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping,
galloping, galloping, galloping by

For would I be telling no not I
That I saw the fox go wearily by

Wearily panting, worn and spent
Would I be telling the way it went

Galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping
No not I


Enjoy! It took me a while to find it!


31 Mar 11 - 04:05 PM (#3125735)
Subject: RE: req: fox hunt song from 50s-galloping, galloping
From: Artful Codger

Per Google Books, it has been printed in The Rasp, published by the (U.S.) Cavalry School in 1928, but only a snippet is available online.

Guest, could you tell us more about the song, such as where you found or learned it? Do you know the tune?


31 Mar 11 - 05:31 PM (#3125818)
Subject: RE: ADD: fox hunt song-galloping, galloping: Tally Ho!
From: Joe Offer

Julie Andrews recorded the song on an album titled The Lass With the Delicate Air. I found the album on Spotify, and I'm enjoying it. Not one I've heard before, and I've had a crush on Julie Andrews since I was eleven.

-Joe-


31 Mar 11 - 08:21 PM (#3125920)
Subject: RE: ADD: fox hunt song-galloping, galloping: Tally Ho!
From: Ferrara

A few changes/corrections to the version posted by GUEST above. I have it on a vinyl album of Julie Andrews' favorite songs! I don't think she had the same title though, she may have called it "The Fox Hunt" or some such. It's been a few years since I listened to it. Here's how I remember it:

TALLY HO!

There's a sound of hoof beats over the hill
And the huntsmen's horn rings merry and shrill.
See, here they come with a view halloo,
Hounds and horses and huntsmen too,
    Galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping,
    galloping, galloping by

The horses trample(?), the hounds they bay,
The huntsmen's coats are scarlet and gay
"Ho! there youngster," the huntsmen cry,
"Say, have you seen the fox go by?"
    Galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping,
    Galloping, galloping by

I look as stupid as I can be,
And never a word do they get from me,
Until in anger they shake the rein
And start the rollicking hunt again,
    Galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping,
    galloping, galloping by

Oh, would I be telling them? No, not I!
That I saw the fox go wearily by --
Wearily panting, worn and spent --
Would I be telling the way he went?
   Galloping, galloping, galloping, -- No, not I!


01 Apr 11 - 04:49 PM (#3126506)
Subject: RE: ADD: fox hunt song-galloping, galloping: Tally Ho!
From: Artful Codger

Does the album provide writing credits?


30 May 13 - 09:58 PM (#3520938)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tally Ho (fox hunt: 'galloping galloping…
From: GUEST,Redhead

Wow! I did a websearch for these words, as I couldn't remember the first verse - and I do know the tune, as my father, who was a marvelous singer, used to sing this. I may even have played the piano part with him. So - I do know the tune. If anyone is interested, I could try to find a way to transmit it!

Good luck!


31 May 13 - 10:47 AM (#3521125)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tally Ho (fox hunt: 'galloping galloping…
From: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler

This sounds an unlikely story. Foxhounds chase on scent and not sight as do Beagles. It was probably written by some townie who didn't know any better, bless her/his little cotton socks!


31 May 13 - 05:15 PM (#3521309)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tally Ho (fox hunt: 'galloping galloping…
From: Artful Codger

Given the thoroughly modern (Milly) nature of the music, that's a safe bet.


02 Jun 13 - 07:28 PM (#3522044)
Subject: Lyr Add: TALLY-HO! (C P Raydon / Franco Leoni)
From: Jim Dixon

You can see the sheet music at the web site of York University. Only a few words are different from those already posted.


TALLY-HO!
Words, C. P. Raydon; music, Franco Leoni.
New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., ©1919.

1: There's a noise of galloping over the hill,
And the huntsman's horn rings merry and shrill.
See, here they come with a "View halloo!"
Hounds and horses and huntsmen too,
Galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping by.

[i. e. one more "galloping"]

2: The horses trample, the hounds they bay,
The riders' coats are scarlet and gay;
"Ho there, youngster!" the huntsmen cry,
"Say, have you seen the fox go by?"
Galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping by.

3: I look as stupid as I can be,
And never a word do they get from me;
Until in anger they shake the rein,
And start the rollicking hunt again,
Galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping, galloping by.

4: For would I be telling them? no, not I,
That I saw the fox go wearily by,
Wearily panting, worn and spent.
Would I be telling the way he went?
Galloping, galloping, galloping -- No, not I!


28 Apr 19 - 08:33 AM (#3989703)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tally Ho (fox hunt: 'galloping galloping…
From: GUEST

Sung by the late Peter Dawson and recorded on His Masters Voice or Zonophone 78 rpm record.
A song I remember from my childhood, I wish I had it now 60 years later


30 Apr 19 - 04:10 PM (#3990139)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tally Ho (fox hunt: 'galloping galloping…
From: Jim Dixon

You can hear (or download) a recording of TALLY-HO! by Jerry Colonna with Fud and his Fuddy-Bears from 1939 at the Internet Archive.