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The Fox The fox went out on a chilly night Prayed for the moon to give him light For he had many a mile to go that night Before he reached the town o (2x) He ran til he came to a great big bin Where the ducks and the geese were kept therein Said, a couple of you are going to grease my chin Before I leave this town o He grabbed the grey goose by the neck Throwed a duck across his back He didn't mind the quack, quack, quack And the legs all dangling down o Then old mother Flipper-flopper jumped out of bed Out of the window she cocked her head Crying, John, John the grey goose is gone and the fox is on the town o Then John he went to the top of the hill Blew his horn both loud and shrill The fox, he said, I better flee with my kill Or they'll soon be on my trail o He ran till he came to his cozy den There were the little ones, eight, nine, ten Saying, Daddy, daddy, Better go back again For it must be a mighty fine town o Then the fox and his wife, without any strife Cut up the goose with a carving knife They never had such a supper in their life And the little ones chewed on the bones o recorded on Best of Ed McCurdy, Burl Ives SOF
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