The Holden Stone

Reflections of a Fantasy Writer

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Home Library of Sorenzia LEGENDS, MYTHS, AND SONGS A Dolman went a wandering, folk song

Al Deer die, my Dear1

(Or What the Cuckold told his Friends)

(to the tune of The Happy Wanderer by Mueller)

 

 

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A dolman went a-wandering

Throughout the hills and back

He'd pipe, he'd sing till the hills'd all ring

And my lady’s hart he trapped

 

Al deer dee, Al deer die

My lady’s hart he trapped.

 

My lady went a-huntering

Across the hills and back

The dogs they barked a-coursering

Along the wilder tracks

 

Al deer dee, Al deer die

My lady’s hart he trapped

 

A white hart they saw gamboling

"Give chase!" my lady cried

Into the dark deep brambling

She left my loving eye.

 

Al deer dee, Al deer die

My lady’s hart he’d trapped

 

My lady’s lords went following

Searching high, low, and back

Arrived to see in a hollowing

Her deer hide flung o’er his back

 

Al deer dee, Al deer die

My lady’s hart he’d trapped.

 

 

 

 

1One of the bar songs that Kirtoff sings before he "dies" during a game of CrossJacks in The Cassandra Stone.

2Original artwork by Ivy A Dexter, circa 1900