I keep my dogs and ferrets too
I keep my dogs and ferrets, too,
I have them in my keeping,
To catch good hares all in the night,
While the gamekeeper lies sleeping.
My dogs and I went out one night,
'Twas to view their habitation,
Up jumped poor puss and away ran she
Straightway to our plantation.
She had not gone so very far in
Before something caught her running;
So loudly she cried out, 'Aunt!'
Says I, 'Uncle's just a coming.'
I then drew out my little pen knife,
All quickly for to paunch her;
She turned out one of the female kind,
How glad I was I catched her!
Now we'll go down to a public inn
And drink this hare quite mellow,
And I'll spend a crown, and a merry crown, too,
And be a hearty, bold fellow.