Stringy Eating – another Caedun song

A farmer went out with his old dog
To bring in a cow whose days were long past
The knife it was sharp
And the farmer was hungry
But the dog took one look and said don’t make me laugh—

She’ll give a good chase, but she’ll be stringy eating
She’ll give a good chase for she’s lean and she’s fast
She’ll give a good chase but she’ll be stringy eating
And men of the north prefer meat on a lass!

A huntsman went out with a pack of hounds
To catch an old doe in the long spring grass
His bow it was new
And his stomach was empty
But the hounds took one look and cried don’t make us laugh—

She’ll give a good chase, but she’ll be stringy eating
She’ll give a good chase for she’s lean and she’s fast
She’ll give a good chase but she’ll be stringy eating
And men of the north prefer meat on a lass!

The innkeeper sighed as he served the merchant
I think that the new maid is smiling on me
Her eyes are so blue
And I’m lonely, it’s true
But the merchant said man, are you really that blind?

She’ll give a good chase, but she’ll be stringy eating
She’ll give a good chase for she’s lean and she’s fast
She’ll give a good chase but she’ll be stringy eating
And men of the north prefer meat on a lass!

[edit] Caedun has asked me to note that no, it was never supposed to rhyme…

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