Reynard the Fox – lyrics and chords

The chords to Reynard the Fox presented here in the key of D major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys. The lyrics are about a fox who is too wily for the gentleman and hounds that are hunting him.

 
D 
On the first day of Spring in the  
C 
year ninety  
G 
three
 
The  
D 
first recreation was  
A 
in this country
 
The King’s County  
D 
gentlemen o’er  
G 
hills, dales and  
D 
rocks
 
They rode out so  
G 
jovial
A 
ly in  
D 
search 
 
 
G 
of a  
D 
fox.
Chorus
 
Tally ho hark away, tally  
A 
ho hark away
 
Tally  
D 
ho hark a
G 
way, 
 
 
A 
boys 
 
a
D 
way.

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When Reynard was started her faced Tullamore
Arklow and Wicklow along the seashore
He kept his brush in view every yard of the way
And it’s straight he took his course through the streets of Roscrea.

Chorus

But Reynard, sly Reynard, lay hid there that night
And they swore they would watch him until the daylight
Early next morning the woods they did resound
With the echo of horns and the sweet cry of hounds.

Chorus

When Reynard was started he faced to the hollow
Where none but the hounds and the footmen could follow
The gentlemen cried: “Watch him, watch him, what shall we do?
If the rocks do not stop him he will cross Killaloe.”

Chorus

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[D]On the first day of Spring in the [C]year ninety [G]three
The [D]first recreation was [A]in this country
The King’s County [D]gentlemen o’er [G]hills, dales and [D]rocks
They rode out so [G]jovial[A]ly in [D]search [G]of a [D]fox.

Chorus

Tally ho hark away, tally [A]ho hark away
Tally [D]ho hark a[G]way, [A]boys a[D]way.

When Reynard was started her faced Tullamore
Arklow and Wicklow along the seashore
He kept his brush in view every yard of the way
And it’s straight he took his course through the streets of Roscrea.

Chorus

But Reynard, sly Reynard, lay hid there that night
And they swore they would watch him until the daylight
Early next morning the woods they did resound
With the echo of horns and the sweet cry of hounds.

Chorus

When Reynard was started he faced to the hollow
Where none but the hounds and the footmen could follow
The gentlemen cried: “Watch him, watch him, what shall we do?
If the rocks do not stop him he will cross Killaloe.”

Chorus

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