Dido Bendigo

 
Performed by:
Steve Gardham
Recorded in:
Harrogate
Recorded on:
11/03/2007
Recorded by:
Ray Padgett
Genre:
Sport
Keywords:
Foxes,
Hounds,
Hunting
 

Archival information

TYG:
76
Key:
Eb
Time Signature:
2/2
Roud id:
584
Laws id:
Master title:
The Noble Foxhunting
Places Cited:
Bilsdale,
Helmsley

Lyrics

1
As I was a-walking one morning last autumn
I’ve overheard some noble foxhunting,
Between two noblemen and the Duke of Buckingham,
Right early before the day was dawning.

Chorus
There was Dido, Bendigo, Gentry he was there-o,
Traveller, he never looked behind him;
There was Countess, Rover, Bonny Lass and Jover, (Jehovah)
These were the hounds that could find him.

2
Now the first fox being young and his trial’s just beginning,
He’s made straight away for the cover;
He’s gone up yon highest hill and gone down yon lowest gill,
Thinking that he’d find his freedom there for ever.

3
Now the next fox being ould and his trial’s fast a-dawning,
He’s made straight away for the river;
Why the fox he has jumped in, but the hound jumped after him,
It was Traveller a-striding in for ever.

4
Now the fox went ower the plain but he soon returned again,
The fox nor the hounds never failing;
It’s been just twelve month today since I heard the squire say,
"Hark forrard then, me brave hounds, for ever."

Accompanied on the chorus by Ray Black, Sam Dodds, John Greaves, Mike Parsey and Ray Padgett.

Archival information

TYG:
76
Key:
Eb
Time Signature:
2/2
Roud id:
584
Laws id:
Master title:
The Noble Foxhunting
Places Cited:
Bilsdale,
Helmsley