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Lyr Add: All You Foxes Out There

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FOX WENT OUT (Den-O)
THE FALSE FOX
THE FOX
THE FOX (2)
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Subject: Lyr Add: All You Foxes Out There
From: voyager
Date: 27 Oct 20 - 01:14 PM

This is the family version of FOX WENT OUT ON A CHILLY NIGHT that brought me to the FSGW/Mudcat 1999 GetAway (Prince William Forest Park)

Sandy Paton led a workshop in 'The Fox'

THE FOX^^^

The old fox stepped out one moonshining night
Stood upon his hind feet just about right
I'll have some meat for my supper this night
Before I leave this townee (townee, townee)
I'll have some meat for my supper this night
Before I leave this townee

He went on down to the blacksmith's gate,
There he saw an old black drake
Come on along old drake and go along with me
You're the finest old fellow in this townee
(REPEAT AS PER FIRST VERSE)

The old drake sat still and the word cried NO
Just sat still 'cause he didn't want to go
If you eat no meat 'til you eat meat of mine
You'll eat no meat in the townee
(REPEAT)

He went on down by the farmer's gate
There he saw an old grey goose
Come along old goose and go with me
You're the finest old fellow in the townee
(REPEAT)

The old goose sat still and the word cried NO
Just sat still 'cause he didn't want to go
If you eat no meat 'til you eat meat of mine
You'll eat no meat in the townee
(REPEAT)

He went on home to his den
Out come the young ones 8-9-10
O father, O father when you again
You've had no luck in this townee
(REPEAT)

He went on back on his back track
He took the old grey goose by the neck
Her wing went flip-flop over his back
Her feet went dingle dangle down-ee
(REPEAT)

Old mother tipped up in the bed
Out of the window she poked her head
Old man, old man the grey goose is gone
I thought I heard her go quack, quack-eo
(REPEAT)

The old man jumped up in his shirtail
And with toe dogs on the trail
They caught the fox at the end of the trail
And that was the end of the fox-e-o
(REPEAT)


tongue in cheek
guffaw guffaw

voyager


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All You Foxes Out There
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Oct 20 - 04:02 PM

Th e final verse is reminisent of lawyer Jolyon Maugham QC who clubbed a fox to death on Boxing Day morning while wearing his wife’s satin kimono.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All You Foxes Out There
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Oct 20 - 04:24 AM

Oh, that 1999 Getaway will remain in my memories forever. Even the plumbing issues didn't matter all that much.

It's not quite clear to me - did Sandy Paton sing this version of "Daddy Fox," or was it somebody else in that workshop?

This version is THE FOX (2) in the Digital Tradition. I wonder where it came from. It was added in 1999, before we went to that 1999 Getaway.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All You Foxes Out There
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 20 - 10:05 AM

j.o. - there is a thread from the FSGW '99 workshop on Fox Went Out on a Chilly night versions. The version I shared was passed down thru my wife's family as oral tradition.

I can find the thread but don't know how to post it as a blue clicky thing (bct). Please advise.

voyager


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All You Foxes Out There
From: Jeri
Date: 28 Oct 20 - 10:28 AM

You can just copy/paste the URL.

The first version I heard that I loved was from Robert Rodriguez. I think he got it from the Young Tradition


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All You Foxes Out There
From: voyager
Date: 28 Oct 20 - 10:50 AM

@jeri -

you were there in '99. My first Mudcat neighbor.
here's the thread -

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=13266&messages=51

Howdy
voyager


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All You Foxes Out There
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Nov 20 - 12:18 AM

Hi, Voyager -

I really like this version and I'm thinking of singing it at tomorrow's Mudcat Worldwide Singaround, but I'm having trouble making parts of it work.

The tune I was thinking of using is very common, and it works pretty well with your text - but there are places where it doesn't quite work. I'm going to post your lyrics with comments, hoping you can comment or add corrections. Here's the melody I usually sing:

THE FOX

The old fox stepped out one moonshining night
Stood upon his hind feet just about right
I'll have some meat for my supper this night
Before I leave this townee (townee, townee)
I'll have some meat for my supper this night
Before I leave this townee

He went on down to the blacksmith's gate,
There he saw an old black drake
Come on along old drake and go along with me
You're the finest old fellow in this townee
(REPEAT AS PER FIRST VERSE)

The old drake sat still and the word cried NO ("and the word cried NO" -is this the proper expression? It seems awkward to me.)
Just sat still 'cause he didn't want to go
If you eat no meat 'til you eat meat of mine
You'll eat no meat in the townee
(REPEAT)

He went on down by the farmer's gate
There he saw an old grey goose
Come along old goose and go with me
You're the finest old fellow in the townee
(REPEAT)

The old goose sat still and the word cried NO (same: "word cried NO" is not an expression familiar to me)
Just sat still 'cause he didn't want to go
If you eat no meat 'til you eat meat of mine
You'll eat no meat in the townee
(REPEAT)

He went on home to his den
Out come the young ones 8-9-10
O father, O father when you again (seems to be a word or two missing here)
You've had no luck in this townee
(REPEAT)

He went on back on his back track (feels awkward)
He took the old grey goose by the neck
Her wing went flip-flop over his back
Her feet went dingle dangle down-ee
(REPEAT)

Old mother tipped up in the bed
Out of the window she poked her head
Old man, old man the grey goose is gone
I thought I heard her go quack, quack-eo
(REPEAT)

The old man jumped up in his shirtail
And with toe dogs on the trail (and with TWO? dogs??)
They caught the fox at the end of the trail
And that was the end of the fox-e-o
(REPEAT)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All You Foxes Out There
From: voyager
Date: 02 Nov 20 - 02:33 PM

j.o. - go for it!

what time here in Mountain Time does the Mudcat Sing happen?
do I have to sign up in advance? I might have a tune from the Getaway to toss out there.

Thanks for posting and I really dig 'Apollo's Fire' FWOOACN tear of a tune.

voyager.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All You Foxes Out There
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Nov 20 - 02:48 PM

Hi, Voyager - 1 PM Mountain time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87113793121?pwd=Q2dCSkRUVTUvaFlicDFNRngvQldnUT09


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All You Foxes Out There
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Nov 20 - 07:15 PM

Voyager sang it today - just like the words above. Great song!


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