Master Smith says to John

 
Performed by:
Will Noble
Recorded in:
Shepley
Recorded on:
21/01/2007
Recorded by:
Ray Padgett
Genre:
Sport
Keywords:
Hunting,
Hounds,
Hares
 

Archival information

TYG:
50
Key:
C Maj
Time Signature:
4/4
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
Master Smith says to John
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
Master Smith says to John, ‘Do you know where we can find,
An old hare there is that will well please our mind?’
Oh, yes, oh, yes,’ said John, ‘let’s try yonder dell;
An old hare there is and I know she can run well.
Repeats:- And I know she can run well, and I know she can run well,
An old hare there is and I know she can run well.'

2
When Comely gives mouth I will have you all to mind,
We shall not be long e’er an old hare we will find.
She’s up, she’s up, she’s up and away, away, away,
When hounds they are in chase there’s no time to delay, etc.

3
No opening of gates, no breaking down of gaps,
When hounds they are in chase there’s no time to do that;
But over them we go, make the best of our way,
When hounds they are in chase there’s no time to delay, etc.

4
Master Woodman on his grey, he rides hard upto John,
But he cannot overtake him nor once can him throng.
At the tail of his hounds then Jack his whip did crack!*
That’s the beauty of all hunting and away with ’em, Jack.
And away with ’em, Jack, and away with ’em, Jack,
That’s the beauty of all hunting and away with ’em, Jack, Jack, Jack.

*Simultaneously with ‘crack!’ Will claps his hands together to make a resounding crack.