Hares On the Mountain

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|: Young women they run
Like hares on the mountain :|
If I were but a young man
I'd soon go a-huntin'
To my right fol-diddle dero
To my right fol-diddle dee.

2. |: Young women they sing
Like birds in the bushes :|
If I were but a young man
I'd go bang them bushes.
To my right fol-diddle dero
To my right fol-diddle dee.

3. |: Young women they swim
Like ducks in the water :|
If I were but a young man
I soon would swim after.
To my right fol-diddle dero
To my right fol-diddle dee.

4. |: Young women they bloom
Like laurel in springtime :|
If I were but a young man
I'd soon go and pluck some.
To my right fol-diddle dero
To my right fol-diddle dee.

Many variations of this song exist in the west of England. It should be sung slowly and with great feeling.

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