Concerning of three young men,
According to laws, contrary,
A-poaching went straight way.
They were inclined to ramble,
the trees and brambles
A-firing at the pheasants,
Which brought the keepers nigh
The keepers dared not enter,
Nor cared the woods to venture,
but outside near the centre,
In them old bush they stood.
they were tired,
And to leave, they were desired,
And, at last, Young Parkins fired,
And spilled one keepers blood.
Fast homeward they were making,
Nine pheasants they were taking,
When another keeper faced them,
fired at him also.
He on the ground lay crying,
As like some person dying,
With no assistance nigh him,
can't forgive their crime.
Then they were taken with speed,
All for that inhuman deed,
It caused their hearts
For their young tender years.
There seen before was never,
Three brothers tried together,
brothers condemned for poaching,
Found guilty as they stood.
Exiled in transportation
Two brothers they were
And the other one hung as a token,
They can't forgive his crime.
Recorded by Steeleye Span.
On their Parcel Of Rogues album.
This song is the traditional source used by Ashley Hutchings for his song Endless Pages.What Ashley has, in effect
done, is taken the theme of Bold Poachers and updated it to modern times. This is the tenor of the whole of Street Cries,
and the sound bites of Endless Pages, and He's Young But He's Growing, sung by Cara Dillon, are incredible, this
is an absolutely stunning album, and one to seek out.
He's Young But He's Growing(Sample)
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