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The Fox

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    The fox went out on a chilly night
    Prayed for 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 a great big bin
    The ducks and geese were put therein
    Said, A couple of you will grease my chin
    Before I leave this town-o

    He grabbed the grey goose by the neck
    Slung the little one over his back
    He didn't mind their quack-quack-quack
    And the legs all dangling down-o

    Old Mother Snipper-Snapper jumped out of bed
    Out of the window she cocked her head
    Crying, John, John, the goose is gone
    And the fox is on the town-o

    John he went to the top of the hill
    Blew his horn both loud and shrill
    The fox he said, I'd better flee with my kill
    He'll soon be on my trail-o

    He ran till he came to his cosy den
    There were the little ones eight, nine, ten
    They said, Daddy you better go back again
    'Cause it must be a very fine town-o

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

    (as sung by The Spinners)

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