Reynard The Fox

Reynard The Fox

On the first day of Spring in the year ninetythree,
The first recreation was in this countery,
The King`s County gentlemen o`er hills, dales and rocks,
They rode out so jovially in search of a fox.
Tallyho hark away,
Tallyho hark away,
Tallyho hark away boys away.

When Reynard was started he faced Tullamore,
Arklowand Wicklow along the seashore;
He kept his brush in view ev`ry yard of the way,
and it`s straight he took his course through the street of Roscrea.
Tallyho hark away,
Tallyho hark away,
Tallyho hark away boys away.

But Reynard, sly Reynard lay hid there that night,
they swore they would watch him until the daylight.
Early next morning the woods the did resound
With the echo of horns and the sweet cry of hounds.
Tallyho hark away,
Tallyho hark away,
Tallyho hark away boys away.

When Reynard was started he faced to the hollow,
Where none but the hounds and the footmen could follow.
The gentlemen cried,” Watch him, watch him, what shall we do?
If the rocks do not stop him he will cross Killahoe.”
Tallyho hark away,
Tallyho hark away,
Tallyho hark away boys away.