The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11344   Message #84686
Posted By: Bill D
07-Jun-99 - 05:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Fox on the Run (Tony Hazzard)
Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Left him to die like a fox on the ru
years ago, at the National Folk Festival, The Dry Branch Fire Squad were performing..and someone requested "Fox on the Run"...

"...well" said the spokesman..."I'm afraid we don't DO that one..we used to carry a list of ALL the songs we don't do, but our school bus burned down, so now, we just have a 'partial' list of the songs we don't do..such as 'Fox on the Run', 'Orange Blossom Special','Listen to the Mockingbird', 'Bringing Mary Home','The Rebel Soldier'...etc.."

that was Friday...then, Sunday afternoon, at their last appearance, the spokesman stepped up and said.."Folks, we have gotten SO many requests for 'Fox on the Run', that we have decided to do it.."..(loud hisses, boos, and groans from the purist members of the audience)...", it's no use," he said, "..The Dry Branch Fire Squad has sold out...we HAVE to please the masses, so we are gonna do it...ok...ready, boys?".....whereupon they all stepped up to the mic, reached into their back pockets and whipped out kazoos!! and proceeded to play the entire song..all verses and choruses- in close harmony!! The purists in the audience were rolling on the ground with tears streaming...while others sort of stared and of the finest moments in music I have ever experienced!