The fox went out on a chilly night
Prayed to the moon to give him light
He had many a mile to go that night before he reached the town oh…. town oh town oh
He had many a mile to go that night before he reached the town
He ran till he came to a great big pen
The ducks and the geese were kept therein
A couple of you will grease my chin
Before I leave this town, oh, etc.
He grabbed the gray goose by the neck
Threw a duck across his back
He didn’t mind the quack, quack, quack
And the legs all dangling down oh, etc.
Then old Mother Flipperflapper jumped out of bed
Out of the window she cocked her head
Cryin’ “John, John the gray goose is gone
The fox is on the town, oh…”
Then John he ran to the top of the hill
Blew his horn both loud and shrill
The fox he said “I’d better flee with my kill
For they’ll soon be on my trail, oh…” etc.
He ran till he cam to his great big den
There were the little ones, 8- 9 - 10
They said “Daddy better go back again
It must have been a mighty fine town, oh…” etc.
Then the fox and his wife without any strife
Cut up that goose with a fork and knife
They never had such a supper in their lives
And the little ones chewed on the bones, oh… etc.
repeat 1st verse
As recorded on #107 "Steel Drivin' Man"
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