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Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den

15 Aug 06 - 06:13 PM (#1810635)
Subject: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Kate Kestner

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.


15 Aug 06 - 06:28 PM (#1810644)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Barry Finn

see this link


15 Aug 06 - 06:37 PM (#1810652)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Barry Finn

Sorry
thread.cfm?threadid=628#2174

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

Barry


15 Aug 06 - 07:46 PM (#1810692)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: GUEST,Lighter

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?


15 Aug 06 - 08:59 PM (#1810742)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Susan of DT

See Child #18 for several versions


15 Aug 06 - 10:18 PM (#1810783)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Stewie

A comprehensive thread on this may be found HERE.

--Stewie.


15 Aug 06 - 10:25 PM (#1810788)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

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.


15 Aug 06 - 11:16 PM (#1810811)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

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


16 Aug 06 - 07:21 AM (#1811023)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: John Minear

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.


16 Aug 06 - 03:03 PM (#1811439)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Hog's Den
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

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-