The Fox

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

Well, he ran 'til he came to a great big bin,
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...

Well, he grabbed the gray goose by the neck, slung the duck across his back,
He didn't mind their quack, quack, quack
All their legs danglin' down-o.
Down-o, down-o...

Old Momma Flippy-Floppy jumped out of bed,
And out the window she popped her head,
She cried "John, John, the gray goose is gone
and the fox is in the town-o!"
Town-o, town-o...

Then John he went to the top of the hill,
Blew his horn both loud and shrill,
Said the fox "I'd better flee with my kill,
For they'll soon be on my trail-o."
Trail-o, trail-o...

Well, he ran 'til he came to his cosy den,
There were little ones eight, nine, ten,
"Daddy, daddy, better go back again,
For it must be a mighty fine town-o."
Town-o, town-o...

Then the fox and his wife without any strife,
They cut up the goose with a fork and knife,
They never had such a supper in their life,
and the little ones chewed on the bones-o.
Bones-o, Bones-o...