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Thread #11344   Message #3691271
Posted By: Rex
03-Mar-15 - 11:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Fox on the Run (Tony Hazzard)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fox on the Run (Tony Hazzard)
Joe, I thank you for bringing up this old song. I used to play it all the time in a bluegrass group back in the 80's and never tired of it. Well after seeing it here after so many years it's been goading me. Folks like to say it is simple and not much for words. But it gets lodged in your head and won't leave. There are much worse songs to get lodged in your head mind you. I think it is a good, compelling song. Let it be simple. Anyway I've been listening to the Country Gentlemen version. That's who we learned it from. This is what I remember then and hear now. It is pretty much what you posted but "We'll" appears in both of the lines of the last verse. Then there's just a couple corrections I inserted (). Yep, it is a worthy song to remember and sing.


Fox On the Run

She walks through 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 (lonely) 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 /    /

We'll, take a glass of wine and fortify your (our) 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