The Lincolnshire Poacher

Poet: Traditional

Source:  Volume V: British Isles

Date of Composition:  1959 (pre Jun. 22)

Publication: Boosey & Co., Ltd., 1961

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  A hunting song.

Range:  E4 – G5

Tessitura:  G4 – E5

Tempo: Boisterously; 6/8

Duration:  01:53

Vocal Characteristics: Mostly stepwise motion at a boisterous pace; wordy; fermata on E5 in every verse on the word "O"

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment: Galloping motive throughout; at times, chordal in both hands; right hand takes on additional melody in counterpoint

Additional Comments: Story-telling song

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013