Hunting the hare for alto clarinet and piano


Based on a Welsh folk song on a hare hunt. The music also describes the leaping of the hare as it runs away.

I hunted my Merry all into the hay,
The Hare was before
and the hounds ‘ware away!’
With my Hickerly Tout, ticklesome Trout,
Hipperly, tipperly, eversheen, nipperly,
Up the middle, vandigo-van.
‘Twas up the hill, down the form,
Here a step, there a turn,
Turn and sing merrily,
Hunt hounds, away!