The Fox
Nickel Creek Lyrics


The Fox went out on a chilly night
He 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 the farmer's 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 "
Said a couple of you are gonna grease my chin, before i leave this town-o

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

The old grey woman jumped out of bed
She ran to the window and popped out her head,
Crying John, John, the great goose is gone
And 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

He ran till he came to his nice warm den
And there were the little ones, eight, nine, ten
Sayin' Daddy, Daddy, better go back again
For 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

The fox and his wife, without any strife
Cut up the goose with a fork and a knife
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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Written by: BERKMAN, TRADITIONAL

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Darius

The fox went out on a chilly night
He 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 the farmer's 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"

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

Well, the old grey woman jumped out of bed
Out of the window she popped her head
Crying "John, John, the grey goose is gone!
The fox is on the town-o, town-o, town-o
John, John, the grey goose is gone!
And the fox is on the town-o"

He ran till he came to his nice warm den
And there were the little ones eight, nine, ten
Saying "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"

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



All comments from YouTube:

Aubrey Barton

My dad used to play this song for me and all my siblings growing up. So many good memories! Such a great song!! Wish there was more music like this nowadays...

Finn Baikie

Same!

David Kilbridge

Nickel Creek is nowadays

Skipping Along

Same here

demon_slayer 25

Me and my sister used to listen to this at the same time it was the only time we would get along

Mean Bean Comedy

There's still plenty of quality bluegrass in the world. When it comes to art, anything you're looking for is being made now more than ever; you just gotta find it.

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ootr

Workin' on a laptop close to the end of a job i've been doing since half past ten..

ootr

Jed Is Also Here 4 years later damn that’s crazy

Jed Is Also Here

We actually did it. Wow.

Jim Maloney

Town-o town-o
Finally find his little skinny behind
Gonna kick it all over this town!

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