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Monday, 9 October 2017

Hares on the Mountain, A Somerset Blues?



From Folk Songs from Somerset, Series 1, Cecil J. Sharp and Charles L. Marson, London, 1904.

I think if I were attempting this song, I might approach it as a proto country blues song, replacing the fourth line of each verse (Fol diddle dero, fol diddle dee) with a harmonica line.


Various folk versions on YouTube:

Steeleye span - Hares on the mountain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGyo3UdrPDI

Ignore the unfortunate comments.


Shirley Collins and Davy Graham - Hares On The Mountain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UYxS9rAIxg


Neeka - Hares on the mountain (LIVE)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0wfMi0lgbg


Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell - Hares on the Mountain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeU_igGvl4Q

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