John Peel (huntsman) - Lyrics of D'ye Ken John Peel - Alternative Versions

Alternative Versions

As is common with songs often sung from memory, this has been recorded with other verses and minor differences in lyrics, such as in the third verse: From the drag to the chase, from the chase to the view and From a view to a death in the morning:

Yes, I ken John Peel and his Ruby, too!
Ranter and Ringwood, Bellman so true!
From a find to a check, from a check to a view,
From a view to a kill in the morning.
For the sound of his horn, etc.

Coward's version of the last line was used for Matt Cartmill's book, A View to a Death in the Morning: Hunting and Nature Through History. The alternative version was used as a title to the short story "From a View to A Kill", found in the Ian Fleming collection of short stories, For Your Eyes Only. This was in turn shortened to A View to a Kill, when applied to the fourteenth James Bond movie.

This verse was not in Coward's version:

D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so gay?
He liv'd at Troutbeck once on a day;
Now he has gone far, away;
We shall ne'er hear his voice in the morning.
For the sound of his horn, etc.

A number of parodies also exist. One version broadcast on I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again parodied the British Radio DJ John Peel

D'ye ken John Peel with his voice so grey?
He sounds as if he's far far away;
He sends you to sleep at the end of the day;
'til you're woken up by Tony Blackburn in the morning.

Read more about this topic:  John Peel (huntsman), Lyrics of D'ye Ken John Peel

Other articles related to "alternative versions, version, versions, alternative version":

Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie - Lyrics - Alternative Versions
... One version collected for publication by the Southern Pacific Company in 1912 omits the final verse and concludes with another round of the chorus, which is there ... A special version performed by William Elliott Whitmore has been recorded for the game Red Dead Redemption "Oh bury me not on the lone prairie." Where the coyotes wail and ...
Before The Fantastic Four: Ben Grimm And Logan - Plot
2005) Fantastic Four TV game Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer Other versions Alternative versions of Mister Fantastic Alternative versions of the Human Torch Alternative versions of the ... Wolverine Marvel Anime The Wolverine Related articles Alternative versions Weapon X Weapon Plus Ultimate Wolverine ...
Snake Tide (EP) - Alternative Versions
... An alternative version of "Snake Tide" appears on the 7" vinyl EP Self Mutilation Volume One (Hippy Knight creep004), later re-issued on CD as Self Mutilation one, two, three, and more (Hippy Knight ... This recording pre-dates the version released on the Snake Tide EP ...
Condiment King - See Also
... Vehicles Batboat Batcopter Batcycle Batmobile Batplane Redbird Miscellanea Publications Alternative versions of Batman Alternative versions of Robin Alternative versions of ...

Famous quotes containing the words versions and/or alternative:

    The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man’s ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
    Stephen Bayley (b. 1951)

    If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?
    Graham Greene (1904–1991)