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"The Fox" Lyrics, Text Format



"The Fox" Lyrics, Text Format



Through composed with syncopation throughout as students sing a story about foxes raiding the farmer's pen.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: England - Folk Song

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: through composed

  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti ri | syncopation,
    | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ri ti ti ri | syncopation,
    | ti ri ti ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti ti ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta ta | ta ti ti | ta/a |

  • Pitches: intermediate: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La

  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi, Mi\Do, Do/So, Re/So, Mi/So, Fa\Re, Re\Ti

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth, pickup beat, tied notes, syncopation

  • Key Words: world geography, England, animal science, fox hunting, prayed, afore (before), mile, farmer's pen, animal pen, ducks, geese, therein, contraction: gonna (going to), grease chin, grabbed, contraction: didn't (did not), quack, abbreviation: danglin' (dangling), mind, gray, woman, jumped, window, pooped, abbreviation: cryin' (crying), great, den, abbreviation: sayin' (saying), mighty, strife, fork, knife, their, chewed

 
 


"The Fox"

       
  1. The fox went out on a chilly night,
He prayed for the moon for to give him light,
For he'd many a mile to go that night
Afore he reached town-o, town-o, town-o,
He'd many a mile to go that night
Afore he reached the town-o.
 
 
2.
He ran till he came to the farmers pen
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,
A couple of you are gonna grease my chin
Before I leave this town-o.
 
  3.

He grabbed the great goose by the neck
He threw a duck across his back,
And he didn't mind the quack, quack
And the legs all danglin' down-o, down-o, down-o,
He didn't mind the quack, quack
And the legs all danglin' down-o.

 
  4.

Well the old gray Woman jumped out of bed
Out of the window she popped her head,
Cryin' John, John the great goose is gone
The Fox is on the town-o, town-o, town-o,
John, John the great goose is gone
And the Fox is on the town-o.

 
  5.

He ran till he came to his nice warm den
And there were the little ones 8, 9, 10,
Sayin' Daddy, Daddy better go back again
It must be a mighty fine town-o, town-o, town-o,
Daddy, Daddy go back again
For it must be a mighty fine town-o.

 
  6. The Fox and his Wife, without any strife
They cut up the goose with a fork and a knife,
And 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
And the little ones chewed on the bones.
 
       


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