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What shall he have that kill'd the deer?

Language: English

What shall he have that kill'd the deer?
His leather skin and horns to wear.
[Then sing him home; the rest shall bear this burden.]1
Take thou no scorn, to wear the horn;
It was a crest ere thou wast born:
      Thy father's father wore it,
      And thy father bore it:
The horn, the horn, the lusty horn
  Is not a thing to laugh to scorn.


Translation(s): FRE GER

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1 sometimes this appears as words in the song; other times as a stage direction.

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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