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30 March 2020 – Mad March Hares

30 March 2020 – Mad March Hares

Today I’ve been trying to find the perfect soundtrack to two hares boxing. Obviously.

It’s March and I wanted to find me some Mad Hares, but all month my efforts have been thwarted, so rather than let the folklore go, I went online. And found this:

It was everything I ever wanted. I was transfixed. I kept rewinding it again and again. And then I decided it needed music. So I have literally spent hours going through my record collection and trying to match the song to the action. I have pages of potential soundtracks from Richard Harris singing MacArthur Park to Underworld’s Born Slippy. And weeping, as I cast aside such classics as Ace of Spades by Motörhead and Heatwave by Martha and the Vandellas, I have whittled it down to just five contenders. But I can’t whittle no more. Now it’s down to you. Which song should provide the soundtrack for these mighty mad March hares: 

By the way, any reference to Other Life in the song titles is purely coincidental, I think…


For more hares, check out the lovely @countrymousie:

Evans, G.E., and Thomson, D. (2002) The Leaping Hare, Faber and Faber Ltd

Published by Liza Frank

Author of My Celebrity Boyfriend. Obsessed with hula hooping, sons of preachermen and fresh dates, sometimes all at the same time. Curator of Folklore Agony and The Everyday Lore Project.

5 comments on “30 March 2020 – Mad March Hares”

    1. Yes that works well! You can’t beat a bit of playful Elvis!

  1. Sean Flinn says:

    Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick.
    Zorba, Stayin’ Alive and Rezillos yep, but tried Dury and crikey Moses.
    Long shots – Back In Black, Isla De Icanta by Pixies and Bob Dylan’s Subterreanean Homesick Blues. Really.

    1. All of them work brilliantly! But I think the Pixies just have the edge…

  2. Sean says:

    As so often.

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