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Hunting‑song of the Seeonee Pack

Language: English

As the dawn was breaking the Sambhur belled
  Once, twice and again!
And a doe leaped up, and a doe leaped up
From the pond in the wood where the wild deer sup.
This I, scouting alone, beheld,
  Once, twice and again!

As the dawn was breaking the Sambhur belled
  Once, twice and again!
And a wolf stole back, and a wolf stole back
To carry the word to the waiting pack,
And we sought and we found and we bayed on his track
  Once, twice and again!

As the dawn was breaking the Wolf-Pack yelled
  Once, twice and again!
Feet in the Jungle that leave no mark!
Eyes that can see in the dark - the dark!
Tongue - give tongue to it! Hark! Oh, Hark!
  Once, twice and again!


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36

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