The Echoing Horn
Sung by The Copper Family on their Coppersongs 3
CD; the words and tune are also in The Copper
Family Song Book.
The echoing horn sounds well in the morn
O call the brave sportsmen away (repeat)
With the cry of the hounds, Makes a musical sound,
So greatly enlightens the day, the day,
So greatly enlightens the day.
We'll away to some shaw to hear some brave noise
Our hounds they will open their throats (repeat)
When the fox he breaks cover, Hark forward, High Over,
We will follow their musical notes, their notes,
We will follow their musical notes.
Hedges, gates and stiles cause us no denials,
Our horses they leap them so well (repeat)
With a High Tally Ho, And away we will go,
We will gallop him over the plain, the plain,
We will gallop him over the plain
While our hounds are at fault We will hold hard our horse,
Till the scent of the fox we have gained (repeat)
With the crying Hark Forward, High Over, Hark Forward,
What pleasures can hunting excel, excel,
What pleasures can hunting excel.
Over mountains he flies then afterwards dies,
He has led us an excellent chase (repeat)
We will take off his brush, Then home we will push
In order our spirits to raise, to raise,
In order our spirits to raise.
With our bottle and friend an evening we'll spend
We will crown the brave sports of the day (repeat)
Our wives will at night Give us great delight
And solve all our sorrows away, away,
And solve all our sorrows away.