John Peel

Year of composition
John Woodcock Graves
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
World music
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

"D'ye Ken John Peel" is A favourite English hunting song, dating from shortly before the middle of the l9th century. John Peel, was a Cumberland farmer who was the Huntsman of Sir Frederick Fletcher Vane�s fox hounds. The words of the song are by John Woodcock Graves, a fellow Cumbrian and is based on the original tune Bonnie Annie which in turn is based on an English Country Dance called Red House, printed in The Dancing Master, 1703. Peel�s �coat so grey � refers to the Hodden grey cloth woven from the fleece of the Herdwick sheep grazed in the area. Peel�s old pack is today the Blencathra Hunt:

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