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The White Hare

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The White Hare

(Seth Lakeman)

A west country legend that tells of a witch who takes the form of a  white hare and goes out looking for prey at night. If she catches your eye she steals your soul away.

 

I heard her in the valley,

I heard her in the dead of night.

The warning of a white hare

Her eyes burning bright.

 

Careful you don`t catch her

Or give her right of way.

For she will look upon you,

Steal your soul away

 

For the white hare is calling,

Dancing in the night.

She'll be out `til the morning light.

 

Out upon the heather

A shadow came onto me.

Her hair was hanging over,

Her face I could not see.

 

She ran behind the rocks,

I heard the hounds cry,

The image of a woman

With her head held up high.

 

For the white hare is calling,

Dancing in the night.

She'll be out `til the morning

With eyes burning bright.

The white hare is calling you.

 

If you go hunting,

Calling out your prey,

If you see a fair maid,

With her hair ash and grey,

 

Careful you don`t catch her,

Give her right of way,

For she will look upon you,

Steal your soul away.

 

Vocals, Tenor Guitar - Seth Lakeman

Bass, Banjo - Ben Nicholls

Guitar - Sean Lakeman

Shaker - Cormac Bryne

Vocals - Kathryn Roberts

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this song is sung as
The White Hare of Howden
by The Watersons
(Mike Waterson leading)
on Early Days and before that by
Joseph Taylor as
The White Hare [of Oldham].
Martin Carthy also sings White Hare
on his & Dave Swarbrick's
1968, and the CD re-release

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