Hunting Song Poem by Sir Walter Scott

Hunting Song

Rating: 3.1


Waken, lords and ladies gay,
On the mountain dawns the day;
All the jolly chase is here
With hawk and horse and hunting-spear,
Hounds are in their couples yelling,
Hawks are whistling, horns are knelling,
Merrily, merrily mingle they
Waken, lords and ladies gay.

Waken, lords and ladies gay,
The mist has left the mountain gray;
Springlets in the dawn are steaming,
Diamonds on the brake are gleaming;
And foresters have busy been
To track the buck in thicket green;
Now we come to chant our lay,
Waken, lords and ladies gay.

Waken, lords and ladies gay,
To the greenwood haste away;
We can show you where he lies,
Fleet of foot and tall of size;
We can show the marks he made
When 'gainst the oak his antlers fray'd;
You shall see him brought to bay
Waken, lords and ladies gay.

Louder, louder chant the lay,
Waken, lords and ladies gay!
Tell them youth and mirth and glee
Run a course as well as we;
Time, stern huntsman! who can balk,
Staunch as hound and fleet as hawk:
Think of this, and rise with day,
Gentle lords and ladies gay!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bernard F. Asuncion 11 August 2017

Interesting to read this great poem..........

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M Asim Nehal 11 August 2017

Awesome, this is wonderful poem, thanks for sharing.

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Edward Kofi Louis 11 August 2017

Fleet of foot! ! Thanks for sharing.

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Prabir Gayen 11 August 2019

Hawks are whistling, horns are knelling, Merrily, merrily mingle they Waken, lords and ladies gay....fine poem

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Ratnakar Mandlik 11 August 2019

A beautiful hunting sport preparatory poem for awakening lords and ladies to make haste to go to forest for hunting game. A well deserved classic of the day

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Jenae Jones 23 October 2020

The song was actually really really good even my younger and my baby sister liked it a lot

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Alaya 13 October 2020

I really liked it but some parts were confusing

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 11 August 2020

Very well crafted song full of nature aspects and a touch of spirituality in the morn makes this poem so amazing 10+++

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Mahtab Bangalee 11 August 2020

Waken, lords and ladies gay, To the greenwood....beautiful poem and songs on the hunting life of the kings and delightful ladies The poem crafted this hunting song very aptly with the poetic words and so delightful rhyming which is really pleasure to read; here the life of hunter in the greenwood and for the life there some beautiful ladies companionship in hunting is very remarkable to enjoy the life.

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Khairul Ahsan 11 August 2020

'Merrily, merrily mingle they Waken, lords and ladies gay' - well described, easy to understand, quotable lines.

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