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Thread #13266   Message #349297
Posted By: GUEST,Fred Burns
30-Nov-00 - 08:24 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
Subject: Lyr Add: THE RETURN OF THE FOX
For a Calgary Singers Circle session at a nearby reserve for the rehabilitation of the Swift Fox, I prepared my own answer to The Fox, which I will enclose and give permission for anyone to use. I'll have to rely on Joe to provide line breaks, as I still don't quite get how to do that.

THE RETURN OF THE FOX

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

He ran till he came to the same old bin
Where the ducks and the geese were kept therein,
But he did not see the dogs on the chain
Nor the hunters all around the town-o, etc.

The grey goose jumped up upon his back
And gave his head a mighty whack,
While the ducks flew up with a quack-quack-quack
And their wings all-a beating down-o, etc.

Old Mother Flipper-Flopper jumped out of bed,
And out of the window she stuck her head,
Crying, "This time we'll make you wish you were dead
For daring to come back to our town-o," etc.

John blew his horn both loud and shrill,
And the hunters came riding over the hill.
The fox said, "I'm afraid I'm gonna be road kill
If I can't get them off of my trail-o," etc.

He ran till he came to his cozy den,
And there were the little ones, eight, nine, ten,
Screaming, "Daddy, you'll have to go back again
'Cause you didn't bring supper from the town-o," etc.

Then the fox and his wife had a great big strife,
And she chased him around with the carving knife,
And he never, never had such a night in his life,
While the little ones all threw stones-o," etc.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 4-Sep-02.