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Thread #11344   Message #3689853
Posted By: Joe Offer
25-Feb-15 - 07:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Fox on the Run (Tony Hazzard)
Subject: ADD Version: Fox on the Run (Tony Hazzard)
I'm working on a version of the lyrics for the Rise Again songbook, using the Country Gentlemen and Manfred Mann recordings as benchmarks. I see some serious disagreements above. While I can buy the idea that "Paradise's hall" may be a mondegreen, I can't see anything that makes more sense. One suggestion, "Paradise, his home," isn't bad. And while "fill a straight of girls" may be what they're singing on the Manfred Mann recording, I don't think it will make sense to anyone.
So, here's what I have to submit to the book. Any suggestions?

Fox On the Run

She walks thru the corn leading down to the river
Her hair shone like gold in the hot morning sun
She took all the love that a poor boy could give her
And left me to die like a fox on the run
Like a fox, like a fox, like a fox, on the run
A E Bm D / Bm E D A :// D - - - A - - -
[C G Dm F / Dm G F C :// F - - - C - - -

Everybody knows the reason for the fall
When woman tempted man down in Paradise, his home
This woman tempted me & took me for a ride
Like the weary fox, I need a place to hide
D A E A / D A B7 E / 1st /    /
[F C G C / F C D G / 1st /    /

Well, take a glass of wine and fortify your soul
We'll talk about the world & friends we used to know
I see a stream of girls who'll put me on the floor
The game is nearly over, the hounds are at my door
Tony Hazzard.
Rec by The Country Gentlemen, Manfred Mann.

Maybe I should stick with Peter Cady's rendition. I understand all HIS lyrics...