LD: This short comic verse poem, with its constant repetition of the word “jolly”, is an affectionate satire on the diction of the English upper classes. The video that follows it therefore strikes a perfect note, since it is recited by a woman with a plummy English accent who sounds just like the headmistress of a posh private school for uppercrust girls in a novel by P.G. Wodehouse.
I saw a jolly hunter With a jolly gun Walking in the country In the jolly sun.
In the jolly meadow Sat a jolly hare. Saw the jolly hunter. Took jolly care.