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Dido, Bendigo

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Dido, Bendigo

  1. As I was a walking one morning last autumn
     I've overheard some nobles foxhunting
     Between some noblemen and the Duke of Wellington
     So early before the day was dawning.

     There was Dido, Bendigo, Gentry he was there-o
     Traveler he never looked behind him.
     There was Countess, Rover, Bonnie Lass and Jover
     These were the hounds that could find him.

 2.  Well the first fox being young and
     His trials just beginning
     He's made straight way for his cover
     He's run up yon highest hill
     And gone down yon lowest gill
     Thinking that he'd find his freedom there forever.

 3.  Well the next fox being old,
     And his trials fast advancing
     He's made straight way for the river
     Well the fox he has jumped in
     But an hound jumped after him
     It was traveler who straited him forever.

 4.  Well they run across the plain
     But they soon returned again
     The fox nor the hounds never failing
     It's been just twelve months today,
     Since I heard the squire say,
     Hark, forward then me brave hounds forever.

Recorded by The Watersons

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