The Fox (What Does The Fox Say
Ylvis Lyrics


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Dog goes "woof"
Cat goes "meow"
Bird goes "tweet"
And mouse goes "squeek"
Cow goes "moo"
Frog goes "croak"
And the elephant goes "toot"
Ducks say "quack"
And fish go "blub"
And the seal goes "ow ow ow"

But there's one sound
That no one knows
What does the fox say?

"Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!"
What the fox say?

"Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!"
What the fox say?

"Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!"
What the fox say?

"Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!"
What the fox say?

Big blue eyes
Pointy nose
Chasing mice
And digging holes
Tiny paws
Up the hill
Suddenly you're standing still

Your fur is red
So beautiful
Like an angel in disguise
But if you meet
A friendly horse
Will you communicate by
Mo-o-o-o-orse?
Mo-o-o-o-orse?
Mo-o-o-o-orse?
How will you speak to that
Ho-o-o-o-orse?
Ho-o-o-o-orse?
Ho-o-o-o-orse?

What does the fox say?

"Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
Chacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
Chacha-chacha-chacha-chow!"
What the fox say?

"Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!"
What the fox say?

"A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!"
What the fox say?

"A-oo-oo-oo-ooo!
Woo-oo-oo-ooo!"
What does the fox say?

The secret of the fox
Ancient mystery
Somewhere deep in the woods
I know you're hiding
What is your sound?
Will we ever know?
Will always be a mystery
What do you say?

You're my guardian angel
Hiding in the woods
What is your sound?
(Wa-wa-way-do, wub-wid-bid-dum-way-do, wa-wa-way-do)
Will we ever know? (Bay-budabud-dum-bam)




I want to (Mama-dum-day-do) I want to, I want to know!
(Abay-ba-da bum-bum bay-do)

Overall Meaning

"The Fox" by Ylvis can be considered a nonsensical song as it presents different sounds associated with animals but with the fox, the main subject, it asks what sound it produces. The opening verses talk about various sounds that different animals make from a dog's "woof" to an elephant's "toot" to a duck's "quack." Then the chorus asks what the fox says and presents a range of sounds that are not usually associated with animals, and finally, the song talks about the fox's physical appearance before again asking what a fox says. Overall, the lyrics might not have any specific meaning or purpose; it is more of a fun and entertaining song to sing along.


Line by Line Meaning

Dog goes "woof"
Dogs barks with a "woof" sound


Cat goes "meow"
Cats makes a "meow" sound


Bird goes "tweet"
Birds make a "tweet" sound


And mouse goes "squeek"
Mouse makes a "squeek" sound


Cow goes "moo"
Cows make a "moo" sound


Frog goes "croak"
Frogs make a "croak" sound


And the elephant goes "toot"
Elephants makes a "toot" sound


Ducks say "quack"
Ducks make a "quack" sound


And fish go "blub"
Fish makes a "blub" sound


And the seal goes "ow ow ow"
Seals makes a "ow ow ow" sound


But there's one sound
But there is one sound


That no one knows
That nobody knows what it is


What does the fox say?
Asking what is the sound made by foxes


"Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
The sound of foxes barking


Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
The sound of foxes barking


Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!"
The sound of foxes barking


"Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
The sound of foxes barking


Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
The sound of foxes barking


Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!"
The sound of foxes barking


"Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
The sound of foxes barking


Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
The sound of foxes barking


Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!"
The sound of foxes barking


"Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
The sound of foxes barking


Tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
The sound of foxes barking


Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!"
The sound of foxes barking


Big blue eyes
Foxes have eyes that are big and blue


Pointy nose
Foxes have noses that are pointy


Chasing mice
Foxes hunt and chase mice


And digging holes
Foxes dig holes in the ground


Tiny paws
Foxes have small paws


Up the hill
Going up the hill


Suddenly you're standing still
Suddenly you stop walking and stand still


Your fur is red
Foxes have red fur


So beautiful
Their red fur looks beautiful


Like an angel in disguise
Foxes look like angels in disguise with their red fur


But if you meet
But when you come across


A friendly horse
A horse that is friendly


Will you communicate by
Will you communicate with it by


Mo-o-o-o-orse?
A reference to Morse code


Mo-o-o-o-orse?
A reference to Morse code


Mo-o-o-o-orse?"
Asking if Morse code will be used to communicate with the friendly horse


How will you speak to that
How will you communicate with


Ho-o-o-o-orse?
A reference to horses


Ho-o-o-o-orse?
A reference to horses


Ho-o-o-o-orse?"
Asking how the fox will communicate with the friendly horse


The secret of the fox
The mystery/sound of foxes


Ancient mystery
A mystery from ancient times


Somewhere deep in the woods
In the deep woods there is something unknown


I know you're hiding
I know you are hiding something


What is your sound?
Asking what the sound made by foxes is


Will we ever know?
Will the mystery ever be solved?


Will always be a mystery
The mystery will always remain unsolved


What do you say?
Asking again what the sound made by foxes is


You're my guardian angel
Foxes are like guardian angels


Hiding in the woods
Foxes hide in the woods/forest


Wa-wa-way-do, wub-wid-bid-dum-way-do, wa-wa-way-do
A nonsense phrase with no meaning


Bay-budabud-dum-bam
A nonsense phrase with no meaning


I want to
I want to do something


(Mama-dum-day-do)
A nonsense phrase with no meaning


I want to, I want to know!
I really want to know!


(Abay-ba-da bum-bum bay-do)
A nonsense phrase with no meaning


What does the fox say?
Asking again what the sound made by foxes is




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bard Ylvisaaker, Christian Loechstoeer, Mikkel Eriksen, Nicholas Tor Hermansen, Vegard Ylvisaaker

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@sarah-

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You see
I found this comment I left 2 years ago
It reads
‘HORRIBLE SONG’
I don’t know why though
Cause honestly
It’s sorta good
Like the idea behind it may be a bit weird and crazy
But the beat’s good
So
Past me
Why?



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Imagine this being the only proof of human existence.

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only proof that we deserve

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That would be sad as there is rlly nice caring ppl out there even heroes

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at least they would know what the fox says.

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