The Jolly Fox Hunters
Author: Unknown
Thanks to Tony Malone and his friend Paddy Berry for finding and submitting the song.
While the original melody is unknown the words fit nicely to the melody of 'The Glendalough Saint'

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Title

The Jolly Fox Hunters
Author: Unknown
Thanks to Tony Malone and his friend Paddy Berry for finding and submitting the song.
While the original melody is unknown the words fit nicely to the melody of 'The Glendalough Saint'

Subject

A fun song about chasing the fox across much of south county Carlow; from 1799, printed in the Wexford Independent , October 1860.
The irony of the date when it was written should not go unnoticed: it shows the disconnect between the suffering of the people before, during and after the '98 rebellion and the pleasure-seeking gentry.

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The Jolly fox Hunters<br />
A song from 1799<br />
Author unknown.<br />
Thanks to Tony Malone and his friend Paddy Berry (Wexford) for locating and presenting this song<br />
While the original air is unknown, the words fit well with the air 'The Glendalough Saint'.<br />
It was printed in the 'Wexford Independent' in October 1860.

Citation

“The Jolly Fox Hunters Author: Unknown Thanks to Tony Malone and his friend Paddy Berry for finding and submitting the song. While the original melody is unknown the words fit nicely to the melody of 'The Glendalough Saint',” From Carlow Streams, accessed May 28, 2020, http://fromcarlowstreams.ie/items/show/270.