The Fox and the Goose
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


Well the fox went out upon a windy night
Prayed to the moon a-gonna give him light
He had many long miles to go that night
Before he a-reached that town oh town oh town
He had many long miles to go that night
Before he reached that town oh

Well the fox he came to a great big pen
Where the ducks and the geese were kept there in
He said one of you'se is gonna grease my chin
Before I leave this town oh town oh town oh
One one of you'se is gonna grease my chin
Before I leave this town oh

Well he grabbed a grey goose by the neck
Throwed a duck up across his back
And he did not mind the quack quack quack
And the legs all dangling down oh down oh down oh
No he did not mind the quack quack quack
And the legs all dangling down oh

Well old mother flipper flopper jumped out of bed
Threw back the shutter and stuck out her head
Yelled john john john well the grey goose is gone
And the fox runs away from the town oh town oh town oh
John john john the grey goose he's a-gone
And the fox runs away from the town oh

Well old john went up to the top of the hill
He blew his horn both load and shrill
And the fox said I better hurry up with my kill
There gonna soon be on my trail oh trail oh trail oh
Well the fox said I better hurry up with my kill
There gonna soon be on my trail oh

Well the fox he came to his cozy den
There sat the little ones eight nine ten
Said pop pop pop you better go back again
Cos it must be a mighty fine town oh town oh town oh
Pop pop pop you better go back again
Cos it must be a mighty fine town oh

Well the fox and his wife without any strife
Cut up the goose with a fork and a knife
And they never never had such a feast in their life
And the little ones chewed on a bone oh bone oh bone oh
No they never never had such a feast in their life
And the little ones chewed on a bone

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: LUIGI CREATORE, HUGO E PERETTI, JAMES FREDERICK RODGERS

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Billy Swann

Great song, music I grew up with and I still have the LP

George Buller

I have this track on a CD - classic! :-)

John Benn

Another gem from that wonderful voice of Jimmie Rodgers. Must be one of the very best voices of all time!

PhoenixaSol

I've loved this all my life, I was in kindergarten or so, and I'm 53 now, so awesome to hear it again!

felixbautista

Truly cool and good to know... you must be an intellectually outstanding professor to have come out something like it. Thank you so much for coming by.... best wishes

chris martin

I was sung this by my teacher as a 5 year old and tried for years to find it only thanks to you tube I found it a few years ago brings a tear to my eye to think that it was 50 years ago when miss Dillon sang this to the class

felixbautista

so will I... this is one of my long lasting favorites among Jimmie Rodgers recordings... thanks so much for coming by.... my best wishes.

Primrose Haran

Fantastic love this song from jimmie great voice thank you for this lovely post

felixbautista

Thank you too for giving a wonderful attention to my big oldie favorite.

minabalay47

One of my all time favorites. Thanks again felixbautista for posting.

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