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A seasonal upload.
I was inspired by the proliferation of urban foxes in London (I actually saw one on the roof of a hotel I stayed in recently).This is a very old ballad,sung with many variations about the mysterious Werefox Reynardine.
I thought it might be interesting to lift it out of its traditional folk-music context…
I include the a-cappella file in this upload - in case somebody wants to experiment with it.

One evening as I rambled
Among the Autumn leaves
I overheard a young girl
Converse with Reynardine

Her hair was black
Her eyes were blue
Her lips like blood red wine
And he smiled to look upon her
Did the sly bold Reynardine

“I pray my lord be civil
My company forsake
For it’s too my good opinion
I fear you are a Rake….”

“Ah no Rake am I!” cried he…
Brought up with foreign ways…
But I’m seeking for concealment
Far from all pious men.

“And if by chance you look for me,
By chance you’ll not me find…
For I’ll be in my dark castle…
Inquire for Reynardine…”

And day and night she followed him…
His teeth did brightly shine…
And he led her over the mountains …
Did the sly, bold Reynardine.


by Anchor

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