William Woodcock Graves; Left: Cumbrian dialect, taken from original manuscript
Did ye ken John Peel wid his cwote sae grey?|
Did ye ken John Peel at the breck o' day?
Did ye ken John peel gayin' far, far away -
Wie his hoons and his horn in a mwornin'?
For the sound o' the horn caw'd me fra my bed.
As the crt o' the hoons he often led,
For Peels view holla wad waken the dead,
Or a fox frae his lair in a mwornin.'
2. Yes I kenn'd them aw an' morny things mair,
3. An we follot John Peel beath oft an' far,
4. An I knowe'd John Peel and his Ruby too,
5. Here's tae John Peel wie a hert an' soul,
Do ye ken John Peel with his coat so grey?*|
Do ye ken John Peel at the break of day?
Do ye ken John Peel when he's far, far away
With his hounds and his horn in the morning.
Twas the sound of his horn brought me from my bed
And the cry of his hounds has me oftimes led
For Peel's view holloa would wake the dead
Or a fox from his lair in the morning
2. Do ye ken that hound whose voice is death?
3. Yes, I ken John Peel and auld Ruby, too
4. And I've followed John Peel both often and far
5. Then here's to John Peel with my heart and soul
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