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Thread #13266   Message #108516
Posted By: Lady_32
25-Aug-99 - 05:49 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
Subject: Lyr Add: THE FOX WENT OUT ON A CHILLY NIGHT
My dad and I have been singing this song for years, but my version is much different. It goes like this:

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

Well, the fox he ran till he came to the pen
Where the ducks and the geese were kept therein.
He said, "A couple of you are gonna grease my chin
Before I leave this town-o, town-o, town-o."
He said, "A couple of you are gonna grease my chin
Before I leave this town-o."

Well he grabbed the old grey goose by the neck,
Swung her up and across his back.
He didn't mind her quacky-quack, quack
And her legs all hangin' down-o, down-o, down-o.
He didn't mind her quacky-quack quack
And her legs all hangin' down-o.

Old mother flippy-flop jumped out of bed,
Looked out the window and cocked her head.
She said, "John, John, the grey goose is gone
And the fox is on the town-o, town-o, town-o."
She said, "John, hey John, the grey goose is gone
And the fox is on the town-o."

So John he scampered to the top of the hill,
Blew his horn both loud and shrill.
The fox said, "Hee! I better flee with my kill
'Cause they'll soon be on my trail-o, trail-o, trail-o.
The fox said, "Hee! I better flee with my kill
'Cause they'll soon be on my trail-o."

Well, the fox he ran till he came to the den.
There were the little ones 8, 9, and 10.
They said, "Daddy better go back again
'Cause it must be a mighty fine town-o, town-o, town-o."
They said, "Daddy better go back again
'Cause it must be a mighty fine town-o."

Now the fox and his wife without any strife
Cut up the goose with a spoon and a knife.
They never had such a supper in their life
And the little ones chewed on the bones-o, bones-o, bones-o.
They never had such a supper in their life,
No, they never had such a feast in their life.
No, they never had such a supper in their life
And the little ones chewed on the bones-o.

Line breaks (<br>) added -JoeClone