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The fox

American traditional folk song

The fox

 

  

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The fox

Artist: Sal Bonavita.

Playing time: 2.46
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Lyrics

"The Fox "


The fox went out on a chilly night
And prayed for the moon to give him light,
For he'd many a mile to go that night
Before he reached the town
town-o, town-o,
He'd many a mile to go that night before he reached the town.

 

He ran 'til he came to a great big pen
where the ducks and the geese were put within.
He said, "A couple of you will grease my chin
Before I leave this town-o"
town-o, town-o,
A couple of you will grease my chin before I leave this town.

 

He grabbed the gray goose by the neck,
Slung the little one over his back.
And he didn't mind their quack, quack, quack,
And their legs all dangling down-o
down-o, down-o,
He didn't mind their quack, quack, quack and their legs all dangling down.

 

Old mother pitter-patter jumped out of bed,
And out of the window she cocked her head,
Crying, "John, John, the gray goose is gone,
And the fox is in the town-o
town-o, town-o,
She said, "John, John, the gray goose is gone and the fox is in the town."

 

Well, John he went to the top of the hill,
And blew his horn both loud and shrill.
The fox, he said, "I better flee with my kill,
Or he'll soon be on my trail-o
trail-o, trail-o."
And the fox, he said, "I better flee with my kill or he'll soon be on my trail."

 

He ran 'til he game to his cozy den,
There were the little ones, eight, nine and ten.
They said, "Daddy, daddy when you goin' back again,
Cos it must be a mighty fine town-o"
town-o, town-o."
They said, "Daddy, daddy when you goin' back again for it must be a mighty fine town."

 

So the fox and his wife without any strife,
Cut up the goose with a fork and knife.
They never had such a supper in their lives,
And the little ones chewed on the bones
bones-o, bones-o,
They never had such a supper in their lives and the little ones chewed on the bones.

 



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