Three Men Went A-Hunting

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Not played live, but recorded by Jerry with David Grisman for "Not For Kids Only." Also played by Jerry with the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers in 1962 in pre-Dead days.

Three men went a-hunting
And something they did find
They came upon a porcupine
And that they left behind
The Irishman said it's a porcupine
And the Scotsman he said nay
The Welshman said it's a pin cushion
With the pins stuck in the wrong way

Three men went a-hunting
And something they did find
They came upon a toad frog
And that they left behind
The Irishman said it's a toad frog
And the Scotsman he said nay
The Welshman said it's a jay bird
With the feathers worn away

Three men went a-hunting
And something they did find
They came upon an outhouse
And that they left behind
The Irishman said it's an outhouse
The Scotsman he said nay
The Welshman said its a church house
With the steeple blown away

Three men went a-hunting
And something they did find
They came upon Norton
And that they left behind
The Irishmam said it was Norton
The Scotsman he said nay
The Welshman said it's the end of the world
Let's go back the other way
The version Jerry sang in 1962 was a bit shorter and left out the "outhouse" verse. It's not clear what place they sang instead of "Norton" in the last verse above.

Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1993 Not For Kids Only Garcia/Grisman


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com

 


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